Eat What You Kill: Attorney Compensation Plans

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This program is presented in partnership with the ABA Law Practice Division.


This program features a cross-section of factors to consider when the objective is to implement a partner compensation system that upholds your firm’s culture and rewards the wide range of performance factors successful partners contribute to the firm. The program enables you to evaluate the most important factors that best support the goals of your law firm.

Educational Objectives:
Program participants will learn:
• Considerations for setting up attorney compensation plans
• How to evaluate the factors in compensation plans that support your goals
• Strategies for designing a compensation plan that are in line with your firm objectives

Who would benefit most from attending this program?
Leaders and practitioners of firms of 5 to 25 attorneys.

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Peter Roberts, Consultant to Lawyers, Practice of Law Advisor

Peter Roberts is a private practice management consultant for lawyers. He is the former Practice Management Advisor in the Law Office Management Assistance Program (LOMAP) of the Washington State Bar Association for 13 years. He is active in the American Bar Association Law Practice Management Division as Co-Chair of the Law Firm Finance Committee. Reach him at pete@practicelawadvisor.com

Frederick J. Esposito, Jr., CLM, Executive Director, Rivkin Radler LLP

Frederick J. Esposito, Jr., CLM, Executive Director of Rivkin Radler, LLP, focuses most of his time on matters relating to partner leadership and development, practice group management, and lateral acquisitions and integration. He is also responsible for oversight of the firm’s business and financial operations, including human resources, recruiting and professional development, accounting, marketing, operations, information systems, library and research services.

Mr. Esposito has more than 25 years of law and accounting firm experience, and is a regular contributing author to various publications, including Law Practice Magazine and the web-based resources, Law Practice Today and Attorney at Work.  He is a frequent speaker and author of articles on a wide-range of topics and best practices, including billing and collections, profitability, attorney compensation systems, alternative fee arrangements, project management, human resources management/development and strategic planning.

In 2006, Mr. Esposito earned the designation of Certified Legal Manager (CLM), a certification developed by the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA). The CLM program allows qualified legal administrators to demonstrate their mastery of the core areas of knowledge essential to the effective performance of a principal administrator. With less than 5% of the total, ALA membership having achieved this designation, Mr. Esposito is the only CLM on Long Island. 

In 2012, Mr. Esposito was recognized by Long Island Business News as CFO of the year, an award presented for outstanding fiscal leadership, and ALA’s Outstanding Association Volunteer Award for his exceptional and continuing service as a leader and national speaker.
In addition to his participation on several ALA regional and national committees, he served as contributing editor for the ALA Legal Management Encyclopedia during its early stages of development, and in 2013, he was appointed Certification Committee Chair by the ALA Board of Directors, and was inducted into the National Speakers Association.

Mr. Esposito has also served as an article reviewer on the ABA Law Practice Magazine Article Review Board, is an associate member of the American Bar Association (ABA) and the ABA Law Practice Management section, and is a member of the Association of Accountants and Financial Professionals, the Society for Human Resources Management and the Society for Diversity.

With a specialization in financial and organizational management, Mr. Esposito has managed and worked in a consulting capacity with several law firms and legal management consulting groups, as well as other professional service industries, both domestic and international.  Reach him at Fred.Esposito@rivkin.com.

Debra L. Bruce , President, Lawyer-Coach LLC

Debra L. Bruce is President of Lawyer-Coach LLC, which provides executive coaching and training for lawyers on leadership and management, team effectiveness, productivity and business development. Capitalizing on her 18 years in law practice and 17 years coaching, she helps lawyers adapt effectively to the unprecedented changes occurring in the legal industry today. Debra serves on the editorial board of the ABA Law Practice magazine, as well as other committees of the ABA Law Practice Division. She is also an appointed member and past Vice Chair of the Law Practice Management Committee of the State Bar of Texas.  She was the first lawyer in Texas credentialed by the International Coach Federation, and served as the leader of its Houston chapter. She can be reached at debra@lawyer-coach.com.