Firms Begin to Eye Pricing Analysis
Brown, Drinker Biddle executive partner Andrew C. Kassner, the firm's chief financial officer and a partner on the transactional side have historically made up the firm's team for approving alternative fee arrangements. While the transactional side of the firm has had plenty of experience with alternative fee arrangements, Kassner said litigation has been slower to adopt it. But because there is an increasing demand for fixed-fee or portfolio fee arrangements on the litigation side, Kassner said Brown was the perfect person to partner with Sudholz on those efforts.
While Drinker Biddle has been tracking data for specific lines of litigation, Kassner said the focus is increasingly on tracking the cost of certain tasks within litigation.