Compensation Committee Strategy

December 2, 2019 - ON DEMAND - FALL 2019 ONLY!

An Altman Weil Webinar On-Demand

ON-DEMAND: One week of all-firm access – Choose the date that works best for your firm and start viewing the day you register.


The work your Compensation Committee does is undoubtedly difficult, hugely time-consuming and yet critically important to the health of your partnership. Their decision-making process may also be inefficient, ineffective, or just misunderstood. Too often, compensation committees get caught up in process, fall short on communication, and struggle to readjust on the fly.
This Altman Weil Webinar, Compensation Committee Strategy, will discuss current compensation committee challenges and how to create a framework for short- and long-term improvement.  Nationally-known law firm compensation expert, Jim Cotterman offers practical advice on how your committee can be more purposeful and strategic, improve feedback and transparency, fairly and consistently assess intangibles, and allocate their time more effectively.

Bring your Compensation Committee together to view the program, or take advantage of 24/7 access to accommodate individual schedules.  

Topics include:

  • Asking the right questions about origination and client relationships
  • The feedback loop: Understanding and being understood
  • Creating a fair and consistent framework to assess intangibles
  • Streamlining the process; Spending time on the right things
  • Committee composition, term limits, management's role
  • Making an annual after-action assessment
  • Are you ready to add a profitability metric?  

 Supplemental materials:

 Registrants receive a set of Sample Origination Scenarios and Qualitative Performance Assessment Guidelines, as well as a PDF of the presentation slides. 


Registration Details

Choose the timing that works best for your firm – and start viewing the day you register.

On-Demand price:  $395 for 1 week (7 days) of unlimited, all-firm access to the webinar (90 minutes of content)

On-Demand registrations include:

  • 24/7 online access to the webinar for 1 week beginning the day you register
  • Unlimited views during your chosen subscription period
  • All-firm viewing rights during your chosen subscription period
  • Supplementary materials, with permission to distribute to all program participants

Lawyer attendance tracking:  You can track the attendance of individual participants for a nominal per lawyer fee. Contact us for details.

Refunds are not available for On-Demand registrations.


Who should attend:

The program is designed for partners serving on the firm's Compensation Committee.

Program Presenter:

James D. Cotterman, Principal, Altman Weil, Inc.

Jim Cotterman is a national consulting leader on the critical issue of lawyer compensation. He has been advising law firms on their compensation systems for over 30 years. In that time, he has worked closely with hundreds of Compensation Committees to improve their decision-making processes. Mr. Cotterman is the author of Cotterman on Compensation, a blog on lawyer compensation and law firm finance, and the lead author of the ABA book Compensation Plans for Law Firms.

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