We are fiercely dedicated to providing our clients with truly world-class, innovative service.
McDermott teams combine top-quality legal skills with a thorough understanding of our clients’ businesses, regular communications throughout projects, and a relentless focus on efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Most importantly, we want the great results that we achieve to be matched by the overall experience clients have when working with us.
Today’s market requires firms to forge ahead, think differently, and leverage technologies and improved processes to seamlessly deliver the highest quality legal services. Our unparalleled commitment to client service excellence drives us to develop proprietary technologies and create alternative legal offerings that efficiently respond to our clients’ needs.
Our innovative solutions and technologies include:
Client Central: It’s all about collaboration. Our online portal enables clients to instantly see the status of their projects, minimizing uncertainty and allowing better matter management
Quantum Tracker: It’s all about transparency. Our proprietary software enables budget management, in real time, to track and evaluate projected spend, minimizing any budgetary surprises
McDermott Discovery: It’s all about innovation. We utilize advanced technology and data centers in the United States and China to review and manage massive amounts of clients’ electronically stored information more affordably, accurately and efficiently than traditional discovery providers
McDermott Corporate Services: It’s all about alternatives. We achieve greater efficiency in general corporate work by having certain tasks performed by lower-cost, but McDermott-quality, team members
McDermottPlus: It’s all about leveraging a preeminent health law practice. Offering alternative rate structures, we provide a range of consulting services – including lobbying, data analytics and modeling, and policy advice – to diverse participants in the health care industry
At McDermott, we understand the challenges our clients face when anticipating and budgeting for legal costs. To address these challenges, McDermott offers project-specific fee arrangements tailored to fit your budget, all designed to reduce legal fee risk and encourage efficiency.
Certainty, Predictability, Risk Reduction - One price
Based on our experience analyzing component work streams from many thousands of matters, we provide our clients with accurate fee structures that enable them to anticipate legal fees with certainty.
McDermott offers a wide range of alternative fee arrangements to align with your strategic objectives for the matter at hand. These include:
Phase based fees
Risk share arrangements
McDermott has also invested in developing its own technology tools to help its lawyers price matters appropriately and manage work efficiently. Our proprietary technology enables attorneys to find similar matters over the multitudes of matters handled historically to ensure you get the right price for the right work; the tool also generates email alerts to keep teams informed of where their matter stands against any agreed budget. This greatly enhances our ability to manage projects with optimum efficiency in mind.
McDermott’s firm-wide pricing function is headed by one of the legal sector’s leading pricing professionals, Steven Manton.
With more than a decade of law firm pricing experience, Steven previously established the pricing function at one of the world’s leading law firms.