Alternative Fees for Litigation: Collaborating with Clients to Structure Non-Hourly Billing Arrangements
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide guidance for litigators and trial counsel on planning, negotiating and implementing alternative fee structures. The panel will analyze the risks and opportunities in various alternative fee arrangements and discuss how to avoid potential traps.
- Forms of alternative fee structures
- Value-based billing
- Holdback/success fees
- Portfolio pricing
- Fixed fees
- Flat fees
- Blended fees
- Contingency fees
- Negotiating and implementing alternative fees
- Case and client assessment
- Client and firm collaboration
- Internal firm management controls
- Bidding strategies
- Marketing alternative fees
- Ethical considerations
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- How can counsel structure the alternative fee agreement to suit the particular type of legal matter?
- How can the agreement be structured to minimize risk to the law firm, litigator and client?
- Which alternative fee agreements and provisions should law firms avoid or be wary of using?
- What legal ethics issues may arise with alternative fee agreements?
Nicole Nehama Auerbach
Valorem Law Group
Ms. Auerbach focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation in federal and state courts around the country.... | Read More
Ms. Auerbach focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation in federal and state courts around the country. She represents her clients using customized alternative fee arrangements, including fixed fees, portfolio fees, retainers, contingencies, and hybrids. She also represent clients in arbitrations, mediations, appeals and provides “second opinions” to clients seeking an objective opinion in the face of important litigation decisions.Close
Paul A. Williams
Shook Hardy & Bacon
Mr. Williams focuses his practice on products liability, tort and negligence cases, and has represented clients in... | Read More
Mr. Williams focuses his practice on products liability, tort and negligence cases, and has represented clients in cases before federal and state courts. He has received national recognition for his innovative use of alternative billing arrangements and has extensive experience in complex products liability litigation for many types of product manufacturers.Close
Sonia Miller-Van Oort
Sapientia Law Group
Ms. Miller-Van Oort, a litigation attorney, works on a variety of litigation involving commercial disputes, product... | Read More
Ms. Miller-Van Oort, a litigation attorney, works on a variety of litigation involving commercial disputes, product liability cases, non-competition and non-solicitation matters, breach-of-contract cases, invasion-of-privacy matters, franchise disputes, tortious interference claims, and misrepresentation and fraud claims. Representing clients nationally, regionally, and locally, she has a breadth of experience briefing and arguing dispositive and non-dispositive motions, negotiating settlements in complex matters, and trying cases both in state and federal court. She is a frequent presenter on litigation topics at conferences nationwide.Close