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Deborah Read Deborah Z. Read, managing partner of Thompson Hine.
Gross revenue grew by a modest 1.3% at Thompson Hine in 2020, following two prior years of robust revenue increases at the Am Law 200 firm based in Cleveland, as the pandemic, among other factors, affected the firm’s top line.

In a year rife with uncertainty, Thompson Hine leaned on its efficiency-minded proprietary budgeting system, which is intended to provide clients with greater certainty about their outside legal spend. The firms plans to expand use of that system further in the coming year.

“All of our key metrics were up 2020 vs. 2019 … 2019 and 2018 were banner years for us. It just carried through to 2020,” said managing partner Deborah Read.

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Brenda Sapino Jeffreys

Senior reporter Brenda Sapino Jeffreys covers the business of law in Texas. Contact her at [email protected] On Twitter: @BrendaSJeffreys

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