Al Otto, AIFA, APM

Principal, Senior Investment Advisory Consultant, Shepherd Kaplan LLC Al is a Senior Investment Advisory Consultant and heads the Atlanta office. He consults nationally to corporations on plan design, investment management, governance and revenue utilization matters. Over a 32 year career, Al has become a widely published author and speaker on issues related to plan fees,…

November Conference Materials are Now Available

 November was a productive month for ACI’s conference attendees. At our events, decision makers had the chance to acquire top notch industry information; ranging from the latest trends, developments, hottest litigation cases to key insights from leading experts and more. You now have the opportunity to remain ahead of the curve too by accessing conference materials.…

Consumer Class Action Fee Request Slashed By Judge

By  John “Jack” S. Pierce, Originally posted on Litigation Management Blog  A Northern California federal judge has significantly slashed attorney fees and hourly rates sought by plaintiffs’ lawyers in a consumer class action. His final order reduced fees down from the requested $2.5 million to $943,000. In explaining his significant cuts, U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White of the Northern…

Law firm growth… when is being #1 not very impressive?

Expert Guest Blog Entry by Timothy B. Corcoran  Read the article on Timothy’s blog here. The global law firm DLA has overtaken Baker McKenzie to become the top grossing law firm in the world, according to the AmLaw Daily.  With a record-breaking USD $2.44 billion in top line revenue, an 8.6% increase over the prior year, DLA…

Timothy B. Corcoran

Timothy B. Corcoran advises law firm leaders and in-house counsel on business process improvement, legal project management, alternative fees and business development.  He also advises legal technology vendors and service providers on market strategy and sales force readiness. The essence of his consulting practice is to help law firms, in-house counsel and legal vendors profit in a…

Ten Things I'd Do Differently as a Law Firm CEO

Expert Guest Blog Entry by Timothy B. Corcoran  There are many good reasons for law firms to adopt business practices from other industry segments.  As has been made abundantly clear, the laws of economics apply equally to law firms as to other businesses.  Faced with declining demand and an oversupply of providers, law firms are experiencing…

NEO PAGANISM: ENCOUNTERING THE REVIVALIST ISLAMIC IDEOLOGY

Expert Article by Mahmoud Mostafa Selim Introduction:           In May 2006, I was working as a Public Prosecutor[1] for the Egyptian Ministry of Justice, and I was interviewing detainees in the down townCairo demonstrations. At the time political activists from all backgrounds held massive protests united under the banner of the judges…

Conference Proceedings

American Conference Institute (ACI) produces 140+ quality conferences annually, featuring unique presentations from the brightest and most experienced practitioners in their fields.  While there’s no substitute for being there, if you’re unable to attend any of our conferences, it is now possible for you to ensure that you don’t miss out on the vital knowledge…

Mahmoud Mostafa Selim

 Biography  MAHMOUD MOSTAFA is a Senior Associate at Al Tamimi & Co. in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Mr. Mostafa graduated with a degree in comparative law from Cairo University and was admitted to the Egyptian Bar in 2002 as an advocate. Mr. Mostafa holds an L.L.M. in International and Comparative law and has a special…

Employers Beware – An Award of Attorney Fees and Costs to a Successful Workers’ Compensation Appellant is Not Dependent on How Many Claimed Conditions are Approved/Denied

Expert Article by Alexander Kipp Late last year, in Holmes v. Crawford Machine, Inc., Slip Opinion No. 2012-Ohio-5380, the Ohio Supreme Court held that R.C. 4123.512(F) entitles a successful workers’ compensation claimant to recovery all attorney fees, up to the $4,200 statutory maximum, and all costs, rather than apportioned amounts, when a trial court approves…