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Law firm advisory services

We provide market-leading intelligence to help you understand the legal industry’s competitive landscape and inform your strategic decisions.

Identifying the latest industry developments and opportunities is vital for law firm growth.

For decades, our Law Firm Group Advisory Services team has produced market-leading analyses for many of the world’s leading firms.

Through our ongoing relationships with some 700 prominent law firms, we have  unique perspectives into key trends. 

Our surveys explore the current industry landscape by depicting the results of firms categorized by size and region on a broad range of metrics including drivers of revenue and profitability.

 

 

Our regular events and other gatherings enable law firm leaders to have meaningful peer-to-peer discussions and hear directly from industry experts.

The intelligence we provide helps law firm leaders to make informed strategic decisions.

Our annual Citi Hildebrandt Client Advisory report provides unrivaled insights into the trends, challenges and opportunities that are shaping the legal landscape.

Gretta Rusanow
Head of Advisory Services, Law Firm Group

How we serve you

Survey-driven industry reports
For decades, we have analyzed law firms’ financial performance.

Our Annual Review of Law Firm Performance is based on an in-depth survey completed by firms, which managing partners and other firm leaders frequently revisit throughout the year.

The data gathered shows results by firm size and region on a broad range of metrics including drivers of revenue and profitability.

Our Quarterly Flash reports offer timely updates on legal industry financial performance from data collected through short surveys sent to a broad cross section of firms.

In addition, we conduct regular research throughout the year on topics of current and emerging trends in the industry.

Benchmarked approach
Our Annual Survey Peer Review and Flash Peer Review allow decision makers to evaluate the performance of their firm against that of their chosen peer group.

Peer groups can range from truly comparable firms, aspirational peers or as determined by management’s set of parameters.

These peer reviews serve as important reference points for firms in their strategic planning throughout the year.

Events and networking
Every year, we run a series of events ranging from smaller roundtable discussions to large multi-day programs.

Leaders from law firms of various sizes join conversations with our experts about industry trends, share results from our latest research and information on the broader economic and legal market outlook.  

The private and informal nature of these events provides a comfortable setting for meaningful discussions among law firm leaders.

Bankers, Investment Counselors, and investment finance specialists from Citi Private Bank’s Law Firm Group frequently attend to provide holistic updates on global trends.

Meet our people

GRETTA RUSANOW

Head of Advisory Services, Law Firm Group

Gretta leads the day-to-day management of the Law Firm Group’s Advisory Services. She also advises law firm leaders on legal industry trends, firm performance and their financial strategy, and oversees all legal industry content developed for law firm leaders.

Prior to joining Citi in 2010, Gretta was CEO of Curve Consulting, which she founded and ran. She was also a manager in the Law Firm & Law Department Consulting Group at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Gretta has been a senior fellow at the University of New South Wales and the University of Melbourne. She began her career as a lawyer and project manager with Mallesons Stephen Jaques.

Gretta holds a BA and LLB from The University of New South Wales, and a Graduate Certificate in Design from College of Fine Arts at The University at New South Wales and is admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales.

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LAW FIRM GROUP

2021 Citi Hildebrandt Client Advisory

The year 2020 has turned out to be an extraordinarily complex one for the legal profession in the wake of the COVID-19 global pandemic. While the pandemic created unexpected challenges for the legal industry, we also saw better performance than anticipated, and substantially so for some firms.

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