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Idea Exchange—A Peek Behind the Curtain

Speaking Engagement
November 15, 2023 12:45 PM - 2:15 PM
Hosting Organization(s):
Houston, Texas
2023 INTA Leadership Meeting

Counsel Dana N. Justus will moderate the "Idea Exchange—A Peek Behind the Curtain" panel at the 2023 INTA Leadership Meeting in Houston, Texas. Dana's session will be on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, from 12:45 to 2:15 pm. 

Panel Description

Regardless of their size or location, two topics always affect law firms—and their partners: compensation and retention.

How do law firms compensate their partners? Is one system better than others? For example, is your firm an open book, where each equity partner knows what everyone makes, or is it closed, so that only you know your compensation? Is your firm lockstep? Pure Formula? Subjective? Objective? The list goes on. We will discuss (without revealing actual numbers) the various ways partners are paid and the pros and cons of each.  There is no right answer here, but rather the question is what is best for your firm and its partners.

How does your firm retain attorneys beyond financial compensation?  What makes your office special enough that attorneys won’t want to leave to go elsewhere? We will discuss law firm cultures and other topics that go beyond compensation to help attract and keep talent.

The idea is to freely share with your INTA colleagues and learn from each other, so you can return to your own firms with new ideas and concepts to discuss and test.