About the Book
This book will benefit managing partners of law firms, practice group heads, and heads of functions such as marketing, finance, and technology. It covers more than 65 kinds of data that law firms could collect and shows how that data might be plotted, presenting more than 75 graphs. It explores effective plotting techniques, introduces open source R, and delves into related topics on data management, programming, and strategic choices.
About the Author
Rees Morrison, Esq. is a consultant, entrepreneur and analyst of legal data. For three decades, Rees has consulted to law departments on operational reviews, cost control, re-engineering, structure assessments, client satisfaction, technology, benchmarking, and other issues.
Rees has assisted more than 285 law departments on four continents. He has been a Senior Manager at EY, a principal at Altman Weil, a partner at Thomson/Hildebrandt, and a partner at Arthur Andersen. Before that he served as the Consulting Assistant to the General Counsel of Merck. Before Merck, Morrison was a Director in the Law Department Group of Price Waterhouse, vice president of two software firms, and an associate at Weil Gotshal & Manges and two other New York law firms.
Graduating from Harvard College in 1974 (mcl), Morrison earned his law degree from Columbia Law School (1978) and an LLM from New York University (1984).
He is a Certified Management Consultant, a member of Scribes, a fellow of the College of Law Practice Management, and has been on the Board of Advisors of Corporate Counselor, Law Department Management, and Metropolitan Corporate Counsel. A Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, he has participated in the ABA's Law Practice Management Section and ACC’s Law Department Management Committee.
Morrison has addressed more than 160 groups in his career, co-chaired 11 law-department management conferences, spoken on two dozen webinars, and published more than 180 articles. For two years he wrote a bi-weekly column, Morrison on Metrics, for InsideCounsel. Among his six books are Law Department Benchmarks: Myths Metrics and Management (Glasser LegalWorks 2nd ed. 2001); Client Satisfaction for Law Departments (Corp. Legal Times 2003); and Law Department Administrators: Lessons from Leaders (Hildebrandt Inst. 2004).
He hosts the blog ThemesfromArt.com where he explores quantifying centrality and complexity of concepts using Natural Language Processing and multiple algorithms in the R programming language.