As Director of Legal Project Management at Benesch, Pete Elliott specializes in strategic pricing and alternative fee arrangements, including contingency fee, modified contingency fee, retainer, holdback, value based, phase based, blended rate and fee cap arrangements, among others. Pete uses his legal project management experience, skills and training to maximize the timely delivery of focused, legal talent to clients while attaining legal fee predictability, excellent service and appropriate client communication.
Pete works with the Benesch and client teams to define the scope of work, staffing, pricing, tasks required and work product to be delivered, as well as establishing timetables for delivery of work product. All projects are conducted on a continuous improvement basis. Historic data, experience and team input is utilized to develop a cost-effective, reliable and properly staffed Fee Estimate. Pete promotes adherence to agreed-upon Fee Estimates and regularly reports to clients on how the Benesch team is performing against the Fee Estimate.