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 in each RMR:

  • Standard Rates
  • Worked (agreed-upon) Rates
  • Billed Rates (formerly referred to as ‘effective’ rates)
  • Discounting Levels
  • Utilization
  • Realization
  • Leverage
  • New – Alternative Fee Arrangements
  • 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 9 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 (based on participant feedback).

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

Download: Revenue management report brochure

Download a sample of this Reporting option

Revenue360 Performance Analytics Dashboard

Introduced last year, 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.

Additional features and content have been added to the Dashboard this year.

Please contact a Survey staff member if you would like to preview this new 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
  • New – Turnover metrics for Associate & Senior Attorneys
  • Attorney Metrics by Gender & Race
  • Headcount
  • Terminations
  • Utilization levels
  • New – Firmwide Diversity & Inclusion initiatives focused on the Retention and Promotion of Women and Minority Attorneys
  • Firmwide Diversity initiatives focused on Recruiting 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 Revenue Management Report ordered. This high-level graphical Report is designed to showcase the most referenced metrics (based on participant feedback). 

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

Download: Talent management report brochure

Download a sample of this Reporting option

Talent360 Performance Analytics Dashboard

This new product will be similar in functionality to our Revenue360 Dashboard, but will feature metrics contained within the TMR. The Talent360 Dashboard will be complimentary for any Firm that orders the Revenue360 Dashboard. If your Firm only wants to receive the Talent360 Dashboard, it will be billed according to the same schedule as the Revenue360 Dashboard.

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
  • New – Expanded information on Partner Retirement & Benefits Policies
  • New – Partner Admissions, Lateral Hires and Turnover

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’.

Download: Partner management report brochure

Download a sample of this Reporting option

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.