By Alex West l Feit Consulting
Feit Consulting is excited to welcome Rod Mazure in the role of Senior Consultant. Rod brings an exceptional understanding of the informational needs of both large law firms and corporate legal departments. Since earning his JD, he has dedicated his career to helping his clients evaluate and implement legal research and legal workforce solutions.
Rod has held senior positions at some of the industry’s most prominent legal research provider and staffing firms, including tenures at Thomson Reuters and Bloomberg BNA, which gives Rod keen industry insight and hands-on expertise in solving the information challenges facing Am Law 200 firms and Fortune 1000 corporate legal departments.
Now more than ever, law firms and corporate legal departments must maximize their return on investment in their legal information products and services by creating efficiencies, optimizing technology choices, optimizing workforce utilization, reducing costs wherever possible, and, in essence, just “do more with less”. Legal departments’ mandate heading into 2021 is to control spending and this will affect the entire market as corporate entities pull more work in-house and increasingly refuse to pay for law firms legal research platforms.
Achieving maximum ROI can be challenging, however, in a market of rapid and accelerating operational changes that have taken place for firms and departments over the last eight months as a result of COVID-19 – all mixed with increasingly opaque practices across the leading vendors and a variety of new niche products to complicate optimal business decision-making.
Rod will leverage Feit Consulting’s information methodologies with his own experience and understanding of the information services to help law firms and legal departments navigate an increasingly complicated market to optimize their return on investment by helping identify opportunities for resource consolidation, including moving to a sole provider, the impacts of outsourcing certain functions, assessing utilization rates, recoveries and overall industry-wide pricing guidance to help reduce costs, create efficiencies, and maximize return on investment.
“I have always wanted to provide vendor-agnostic advisory in this capacity and to be able to fully offer my experience and expertise to decision makers in this space. I am even more thrilled to be fulfilling this aspiration at Feit. I’ve been aware of Feit Consulting for many years now and I have always respected and admired the team for their work and the market intelligence they provide to help entities negotiate better. I truly look forward to continuing and enhancing that value to Feit’s clients,” Rod commented.
Company President, Michael Feit adds: “I’ve known Rod for many years now as someone with exceptional talent but even more importantly integrity. He has always taken a consultative approach with his clients, and we are truly looking forward to the value we are certain he will bring to all of our clients.”
About the Author
Alex West, M.B.A., Senior Vice President
As Senior Vice President, Alex guides client interaction and strategic direction for the Advising group at Feit Consulting. With an extensive corporate background in management and marketing at Fortune 500 companies such as Sara Lee, Hasbro and P&G, Alex oversees all Feit client engagements. With Feit Consulting's analytics and deep knowledge base in the legal information market, Alex optimizes customer experiences with strategies tailored to each Firm's individual needs.