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Mechanics of Law Firm Profitability: People, Process & Technology
05 Apr 2017 - 05 Apr 2017
Marines' Memorial Club - San Francisco
$995.00 per registrant

Changing the Scope of Matter Management in Support of Client Value, Practice Efficiency and Law Firm Profitability

Mary O’Carroll, Head of Legal Operations, Google
Connie Brenton, Chief of Staff/Director of Legal Operations, NetApp
Mike Haven, Head of Legal Operations, Gap
Matt Wahlquist, Legal Operations Manager, PayPal
Jim Perkins, Chief Operating Officer, Procopio
Jessica Pavlik, Chief Operating Officer, Berger Singerman
Greg Saulinskas, Director of Financial Reporting & Analysis, Troutman Sanders
Patrick Lamb, Founder, Valorem Law Group
Peter Secor, Director of Strategic Pricing & Project Management, Pepper Hamilton
Paul Covey, Managing Director for Strategic Pricing & Analytics, O’Melveny & Myers
Keith Maziarek, Senior Director of Client Value, Perkins Coie
Jim Hannigan, Project Manager, Fenwick & West
David Freeman, Founder, Law Firm CultureShift
Tom Jones, President, Iridium Technology
Zev Eigen, Global Director of Data Analytics, Littler Mendelson

Why should you attend this program?
How exactly are law firms calculating profitability today?
After decades of unprecedented growth, the “great recession” sent ripples throughout the legal profession that are still being felt today, as many law firms continue to grapple with competitive and market pressures that are forcing firms to reevaluate their businesses, down to the day-to-day management of systems and working practices.
From pricing to process to service delivery, law firms today are tasked with having to re-engineer some of the most essential drivers of law firm profitability while developing internal standards and best practices reflective of the firm’s broader business strategies.
Clearly, the rules have changed. Standard business principles have become a reality for law firms today as clients have become more sophisticated and proficient in negotiating costs, evaluating performance and defining the scope of engagements.
Today, the “business of law” is becoming an increasingly central focus as market forces and cost pressures have given rise to new firm functions (such as pricing directors) as well as firm-wide initiatives that shine a light on the relevant economics of the business.
Success will be closely tied to a firm’s ability to adapt...
Ark Group’s 6th annual “Mechanics of Law Firm Profitability” conference will be illustrative of the changing scope of matter management in support of client value, practice efficiency and ultimately law firm profitability.
We hope you will join us this spring in San Francisco as we collectively examine and discuss what law firm profitability truly entails, as well as the continued evolution of matter management (tools and methodologies)—shedding light on how firms are marshaling their resources to provide the necessary framework, metrics and leadership to manage (not just the practice, but also) the business of law more strategically, and profitably.
Conference Venue & Hotel Accommodations:

This conference will be held at:

Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
609 Sutter Street
San Francisco, California 94102
Hotels within walking distance to the conference venue:
JW Marriott San Francisco
Union Square
515 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
The Westin St. Francis
San Francisco on Union Square
335 Powell Street
San Francisco, California 94102
Kimpton Sir Francis Drake
450 Powell Street
San Francisco, California 94102
San Francisco Marriott
Union Square
480 Sutter Street
San Francisco, California 94102
Group Discount:

Group discounts are available! Contact Peter Franken at for more info!

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Can’t Attend?

So sorry you can't make it, please pencil us in for next year as this is an annual!!

Cancellation policy
  • Registrations can be submitted at any stage prior to the event, subject to availability. A limited allocation is being held and registering early is therefore recommended - in the event of the registration not being accepted by Ark Group the total amount will be refunded.
  • Payment must be received in full prior to the event.
  • All speakers are correct at the time of printing, but are subject to variation without notice.
  • Cancellations received 45 days or more prior to the event will receive a full refund.
  • All registrations submitted by email, fax, U.S. Postal Service, FedEx or over the telephone are subject to these booking conditions.
  • All cancellations must be received in writing.
  • Ark Group will not be held liable for circumstandes beyond their control which lead to the cancellation or variation of the program.
  • Please make checks payable to Ark Group USA