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Below is a sample of law firms that provided information about the alternative billing methods that they use most often. We asked firms to differentiate between variations on the traditional billable hour (discounted and blended hourly rates, for example) and true alternatives to the billable hour (such as fixed or flat fees, contingency fees, hybrid fees and retrospective fees based on value). The percentages given below denote the estimated portions of the firms’ revenues obtained through each of these two categories. The percentages are followed by the billing methods that the firms reported using within the two categories. The number given after each firm’s name indicates its total number of attorneys. The firms provided the information in response to The National Law Journal’ s 2007 survey of the nation’s 250 largest law firms. This list includes firms that were not among the NLJ 250. Adams and Reese (256). Variations: 2.5% � discounted rate, blended rate. Alternatives: 2.5% � fixed or flat fee, contingency fee, hybrid fee. Akerman Senterfitt (465). Variations: 48% � discounted rate, blended rate. Alternatives: 4% � fixed or flat fee, contingency fee, hybrid fee. Andrews Kurth (396). Variations: 15% � discounted rate, blended rate. Alternatives: 15% � fixed or flat fee, contingency fee, hybrid fee, other. Armstrong Teasdale (279). Variations: 12% � discounted rate, blended rate, other. Alternatives: 12% � fixed or flat fee, contingency fee, retrospective fee based on value. Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz (523). Variations: 54% � discounted rate, blended rate. Alternatives: 5% � contingency fee, hybrid fee, retrospective fee based on value. Best Best & Krieger (195). Variations: 5% � blended rate, other. Alternatives: 5% � fixed or flat fee, contingency fee, hybrid fee, other. Bond, Schoeneck & King (167). Variations: 4% � discounted rate, blended rate. Alternatives: 5% � fixed or flat fee, contingency fee, hybrid fee, retrospective fee based on value. Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck (177). Variations: 25% � discounted rate, blended rate. Alternatives: 25% � fixed or flat fee, contingency fee, other. Bullivant Houser Bailey (160). Variations: 8% � discounted rate, blended rate, other. Alternatives: 7% � fixed or flat fee, contingency fee, hybrid fee, retrospective fee based on value. Burr & Forman (182). Variations: 35% � discounted rate. Alternatives: 6% � fixed or flat fee, contingency fee. Butzel Long (232). Variations: 10% � discounted rate, blended rate. Alternatives: 10% � fixed or flat fee, contingency fee, hybrid fee, retrospective fee based on value. Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle (221). Variations: 10% � discounted rate, blended rate. Alternatives: 5% � fixed or flat fee, hybrid fee. Day Pitney (400). Variations: 85% � discounted rate, blended rate, other. Alternatives: 15% � fixed or flat fee, contingency fee, hybrid fee. Dorsey & Whitney (649). Variations: 20% � discounted rate, blended rate. Alternatives: 5% � fixed or flat fee, contingency fee, hybrid fee. Duane Morris (612). Variations: 2% � discounted rate, blended rate. Alternatives: 3% � fixed or flat fee, contingency fee. Dykema Gossett (338). Variations: 82% � discounted rate, blended rate. Alternatives: 18% � fixed or flat fee, contingency fee, hybrid fee. Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge (564). Variations: 10% � discounted rate, blended rate. Alternatives: 5% � fixed or flat fee, contingency fee. Fowler White Boggs Banker (209). Variations: 90% � discounted rate, blended rate. Alternatives: 10% � fixed or flat fee, contingency fee, hybrid fee. Gibbons (220). Variations: 30% � discounted rate, blended rate. Alternatives: 1% � fixed or flat fee, contingency fee, hybrid fee, retrospective fee based on value. Greenebaum Doll & McDonald (173). Variations: 5% � discounted rate, blended rate. Alternatives: 5% � fixed or flat fee, contingency fee. Hinshaw & Culbertson (480). Variations: 5% � discounted rate, blended rate. Alternatives: 5% � fixed or flat fee. Hiscock & Barclay (172). Variations: 65% � discounted rate, blended rate. Alternatives: 28% � fixed or flat fee, contingency fee, hybrid fee. Hodgson Russ (229). Variations: 25% � discounted rate, blended rate. Alternatives: 5% � fixed or flat fee, contingency fee, hybrid fee, retrospective fee based on value. Holland & Hart (347). Variations: 40% � discounted rate, blended rate. Alternatives: 15% � fixed or flat fee, contingency fee, hybrid fee. Holme Roberts & Owen (224). Variations: 15% � discounted rate, blended rate. Alternatives: 15% � fixed or flat fee, contingency fee, hybrid fee. Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn (232). Variations: 3% � discounted rate, blended rate. Alternatives: 1% � fixed or flat fee, contingency fee, hybrid fee. Husch & Eppenberger (332). Variations: 97% � discounted rate, blended rate. Alternatives: 3% � fixed or flat fee, hybrid fee, contingency fee. Jackson Lewis (416). Variations: 10% � blended rate. Alternatives: 15% � fixed or flat fee. Jenner & Block (495). Variations: 53% � discounted rate, blended rate, other. Alternatives: 5% � fixed or flat fee, contingency fee, hybrid fee. Lane Powell (175). Variations: 48% � discounted rate, blended rate. Alternatives: 11% � fixed or flat fee, contingency fee, hybrid fee, retrospective fee based on value. LeClairRyan (173). Variations: 1% � discounted rate, other. Alternatives: 10% � fixed or flat fee, contingency fee. Leonard, Street and Deinard (199). Variations: 5% � blended rate. Alternatives: 5% � fixed or flat fee, contingency fee, hybrid fee, other. Lewis, Rice & Fingersh (165). Variations: 35% � discounted rate, blended rate. Alternatives: 35% � fixed or flat fee, contingency fee, hybrid fee. Locke Liddell & Sapp (421). Variations: 80% � discounted rate, blended rate. Alternatives: 20% � fixed or flat fee, contingency fee, hybrid fee, retrospective fee based on value. Loeb & Loeb (280). Variations: 20% � discounted rate, blended rate. Alternatives: 15% � fixed or flat fee, contingency fee, hybrid fee, retrospective fee based on value. Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps (186). Variations: 10% � discounted rate, blended rate, other. Alternatives: 5% � fixed or flat fee, contingency fee. Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin (379). Variations: 20% � discounted rate, blended rate. Alternatives: 12% � fixed or flat fee, contingency fee, hybrid fee. McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter (238). Variations: 5% � discounted rate, blended rate. Alternatives: 12% � fixed or flat fee, contingency fee. McKee Nelson (224). Variations: 50% � discounted rate. Alternatives: 50% � fixed or flat fee. Michael Best & Friedrich (224). Variations: 10% � discounted rate, blended rate. Alternatives: 12% � fixed or flat fee, contingency fee, hybrid fee, retrospective fee based on value. Miller & Martin (185). Variations 35% � discounted rate, blended rate. Alternatives: 5% � fixed or flat fee, contingency fee. Morris, Manning & Martin (170). Variations: 10% � discounted rate, blended rate. Alternatives: 2% � fixed or flat fee, contingency fee, hybrid fee. Nexsen Pruet Adams Kleemeier (171). Variations: 10% � discounted rate, blended rate. Alternatives: 20% � fixed or flat fee, contingency fee, hybrid fee, retrospective fee based on value. Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart (392). Variations: 94% � discounted rate, blended rate. Alternatives: 5.6% � fixed or flat fee, contingency fee, hybrid fee. Patton Boggs (518). Variations: 15% � discounted rate, blended rate. Alternatives: 10% � fixed or flat fee, contingency fee. Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker (1,124). Variations: 25% � discounted rate, blended rate, other. Alternatives: 5% � fixed or flat fee, contingency fee, hybrid fee, retrospective fee based on value. Pepper Hamilton (500). Variations: 5% � discounted rate, blended rate. Alternatives: 2% � fixed or flat fee, contingency fee. Phillips Lytle (173). Variations: 90% � discounted rate, blended rate. Alternatives: 10% � fixed or flat fee, contingency fee, hybrid fee. Polsinelli Shalton Flanigan Suelthaus (316). Variations: 10% � discounted rate, blended rate. Alternatives: 10% � fixed or flat fee, contingency fee, hybrid fee, retrospective fee based on value, other. Reed Smith (1,447). Variations: 14% � discounted rate, blended rate. Alternatives: 3.5% � fixed or flat fee, contingency fee, hybrid fee. Robinson & Cole (209). Variations: 30% � discounted rate, blended rate. Alternatives: 40% � fixed or flat fee, contingency fee, hybrid fee. Ruden, McClosky, Smith, Schuster & Russell (194). Variations: 20% � discounted rate, blended rate, other. Alternatives: 15% � fixed or flat fee, contingency fee, hybrid fee. Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis (184). Variations 5% � discounted rate, blended rate. Alternatives: 10% � fixed or flat fee, contingency fee, hybrid fee, retrospective fee based on value. Schulte Roth & Zabel (461). Variations: 5% � discounted rate. Alternatives: 5% � fixed or flat fee. Seward & Kissel (168). Variations: 10% � discounted rate, blended rate, other. Alternatives: 10% � fixed or flat fee, hybrid fee. Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton (428). Variations: 5% � discounted rate, blended rate. Alternatives: 5% � fixed or flat fee, contingency fee, hybrid fee, retrospective fee based on value. Shughart Thomson & Kilroy (172). Variations: 23% � discounted rate, blended rate. Alternatives: 30% � fixed or flat fee, contingency fee, hybrid fee, retrospective fee based on value. Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick (171). Variations: 10% � discounted rate, blended rate. Alternatives: 5% � fixed or flat fee, contingency fee, hybrid fee. Smith, Gambrell & Russell (185). Variations: 10% � discounted rate, blended rate. Alternatives: 10% � fixed or flat fee, contingency fee, hybrid fee, retrospective fee based on value. Snell & Wilmer (438). Variations: 30% � discounted rate, blended rate. Alternatives: 15% � fixed or flat fee, contingency fee, hybrid fee. Stevens & Lee (186). Variations: 18% � discounted rate, blended rate. Alternatives: 20% � fixed or flat fee, contingency fee, hybrid fee, retrospective fee based on value, other. Stinson Morrison Hecker (352). Variations: 20% � discounted rate, blended rate. Alternatives: 20% � fixed or flat fee, contingency fee, hybrid fee. Strasburger & Price (178). Variations: 80% � discounted rate, blended rate. Alternatives: 20% � fixed or flat fee, contingency fee, hybrid fee. Sullivan & Worcester (170). Variations: 10% � discounted rate, blended rate, other. Alternatives: 2% � fixed or flat fee, contingency fee, hybrid fee. Sutherland Asbill & Brennan (511). Variations: 4% � discounted rate, blended rate, other. Alternatives: 2% � fixed or flat fee, contingency fee. Thompson & Knight (414). Variations: 30% � discounted rate, blended rate. Alternatives: 3% � fixed or flat fee, contingency fee. Troutman Sanders (667). Variations: 15% � discounted rate, blended rate. Alternatives: 10% � fixed or flat fee, contingency fee, hybrid fee. Vedder, Price, Kaufman & Kammholz (255). Variations: 10% � Discounted rate, blended rate. Alternatives: 10% � fixed or flat fee, hybrid fee. White and Williams (231). Variations: 8%. Alternatives: 12% � fixed or flat fee, contingency fee. Wiley Rein (275). Variations: 20% � discounted rate, blended rate. Alternatives: 5% � fixed or flat fee, contingency fee, hybrid fee. Winstead (306). Variations: 3% � discounted rate, blended rate. Alternatives: 3% � fixed or flat fee, contingency fee, hybrid fee. Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice (510). Variations: 25% � discounted rate, blended rate. Alternatives: 5% � fixed or flat fee, contingency fee, hybrid fee, retrospective fee based on value.

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