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A recovery from an aberrational 2020 and the delay in returning to the office created an unusual set of factors behind the extraordinary performance seen by the law firm industry in 2021. Strong demand growth led to a war for talent, but it was also a major driver of the industry average double-digit revenue growth seen in 2021. And while the war for talent drove pressure on compensation expenses, the delay in returning to the office helped stem the anticipated spike in operating expenses, resulting in lower than expected total expense growth. As a result, revenue growth far outpaced expense increases, leading to one of the strongest years on record for profit growth for all segments of the market.
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By J. Mark Santiago
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By Ben Schmidt
Employees are the lifeblood of an organization. Companies, including law firms, are rightfully attempting to navigate what the past two years have meant to the labor force and make sense of the changes to the landscape so that they can successfully manage their businesses. Included in this mix are outsourcing service providers.
By Lawrence L. Bell
The Treasury’s Greenbook commenting and explaining budget recommendations for FY 2023 raises warnings of tax increases. But what are the odds Congress passes anything before the midterm elections this November? This article presents a summary of the proposed tax increases and the likelihood of these provisions being enacted into law.
By Phillip Bantz and Trudy Knuckles
As inflation worsens, legal chiefs and their in-house teams are stepping up and finding ways to help their companies tamp down a vast array of price hike fires. And a significant part of that work is reviewing contracts with service providers, clients and other business partners.