BRASSplus Report offerings

The BRASSplus benchmarking results are organized into Reports targeted to the Firm Managers responsible for taking action. A description of the metrics included within each of the Reports or Product offerings is included below.

Each Report type contains metrics for 15 distinct timekeeper titles and then further delineates them by years of experience, or law class year.

The Revenue Management Report (RMR)
The following metrics are included within each RMR:

  • Standard Rates
  • Worked (agreed-upon) Rates
  • Billed Rates
  • Discounting Levels
  • Utilization
  • Realization
  • Leverage
  • Alternative Fee Arrangements
  • NEW – Annual Billable Hour Targets
  • Estimated Impact to Profitability by Achieving Performance Improvements

The metrics are presented in both a graphical and detailed format. Many of the graphs will include 10 years of historical information to better understand directionally where the Firm has performed relative to its peers prior to and after the economic downturn.

A ‘Snapshot of Findings’ Report will be included with each Revenue Management Report ordered. This high-level graphical Report is designed to showcase the most referenced metrics.

This Report is designed for Firmwide Managers, Office and Practice Group Leaders and the Finance Team.

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Revenue360 Performance Analytics Dashboard

This reporting Dashboard allows multiple users at the Firm to interactively filter between both historical and current year benchmarks across multiple comparison groups, multiple metrics and multiple attorney groups. All of the visualizations that users create within the Dashboard can be saved to share with key Firm leaders. This Dashboard offering is a companion product with comparison groups ordered in the Revenue Management Report style.

Please contact a Survey staff member if you would like to preview this product.

The Talent Management Report (TMR)

The following metrics, focused on retaining an engaged and diverse Attorney workforce, will be presented within the Talent Management Report:

  • Associate Compensation (Includes metrics showcasing the percentage receiving a bonus and the various bonus levels awarded designated by law class years)
  • Associate Bonuses by Utilization Levels
  • Attorney Metrics by Gender & Race
  • Headcount
  • Terminations
  • Utilization Levels
  • New - Information on the Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Team and initiatives/programs
  • Firmwide Diversity initiatives focused on Recruiting and Retaining Women and Minority Attorneys as well as initiatives directed towards LGBT Individuals

The metrics will be presented in both a graphical and detailed format.

A ‘Snapshot of Findings’ Report will be included with each Talent Management Report ordered. This high-level graphical Report is designed to showcase the most referenced metrics.

This Report is designed for Firmwide Managers, Human Resource Managers and Diversity Leaders.

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Talent360 Performance Analytics Dashboard

This product is similar in functionality to our Revenue360 Performance Analytics Dashboard, but features metrics contained within the TMR. The Dashboard allows participants to filter between both historical and current year benchmarks across multiple comparison groups, multiple metrics and multiple attorney groups. All of the visualizations participants create within the Dashboard can be printed or downloaded to share with key Firm leaders.

The Dashboard offering is a companion product with any comparison groups ordered in the Talent Management Report style.

The Partner Management Report (PMR)

This Report contains key metrics focused on the business owners of the firm. Information for both Equity and Non-Equity Partners are provided in the following areas:

  • Demographics
  • Compensation levels
  • Ratio Between the Highest and Lowest Compensated Partner
  • Permanent Capital Balance Levels
  • Ratio Between Compensation and Capital Balance Levels
  • Utilization
  • Treatment of newly appointed Non-Equity Partners
  • Information on Partner Compensation Systems
  • Information on Partner Admission Policies
  • Information on Partner Retirement & Benefits Policies

The metrics will be presented in both a graphical and detailed format, many delineated by years of experience.

This Report is designed for Firm Leaders and the Finance Team who are involved in setting Partner compensation and capital contribution levels.

This year, each BRASSplus participant will receive a complimentary PMR, for any selected ‘peer group’.

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The 'Report Export' Spreadsheet

This spreadsheet report (in .xls format) consists of a 'data export' of the comparison group statistics provided within the Revenue Management Reports ordered. The group statistics from each comparison group ordered by the Firm will be displayed as a separate worksheet within the spreadsheet. Your Firm’s data for each office and practice group submitted to the Survey will be included in a separate worksheet.

Please contact a Survey staff member if you would like to preview this product.