Legal Industry Pressures & Pricing Strategies

The legal industry is facing pressure like never before. Demand for legal services and realization rates still have not recovered to the levels seen in 2007. For our 7th Nimble Forum, we brought together an impressive group of experts who shared their perspectives on what their law firms and law departments are doing to respond.

Industry Pressures

Our law firm and law department experts shared their personal perspective on how expectations of the legal profession and legal service delivery are changing as well as their thoughts on how to adapt.


  • Hilary Rule, Counsel - Aerospace, Eaton

  • Teresan Gilbert, Chief IP Counsel, Lubrizol

  • David Cupar, Member, McDonald Hopkins

  • Doug Miller, Chief Financial Officer, Sutter O'Connell

Alternative Pricing Strategies

In this buyer's market, purchasers of legal services continue to demand cost certainty while seller's are focus on keeping work profitable but also growing revenues. Our experts explored some of the key considerations for pricing strategies that work for both buyers and sellers.


  • David Herrington, Partner, Plante Moran

  • Phil Carino, General Counsel, Swagelok

  • Charlie Price, Counsel - Litigation, Eaton

  • Lewis Dolezal, Manager - Legal (Business and Transactions), Scotts Miracle-Gro

  • Mike Goldberg, Chief Financial Officer, Thompson Hine

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