Keith Maziarek is the Director of Pricing and Legal Project Management for Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP. In this role, Keith is responsible for leading the development, implementation and management of the firm’s formal strategic pricing, profitability, legal project management, process improvement and client value capabilities. This role oversees both the internal infrastructure of the pricing and LPM functions, and also incorporates client-facing collaboration responsibilities, with which he has a great deal of experience.
Keith joined Katten after serving as Senior Director of Client Value for Perkins Coie. In this role, Keith worked closely with the legal operations executives at the firm’s top clients to establish strategic pricing arrangements, implement customized communication/collaboration tools and efficiency solutions, improve performance monitoring and reporting, optimize service delivery models and establish metrics that will enable client legal departments to qualify and quantify the value they are capturing through their work with the firm.
Prior to joining Perkins Coie, Keith served as Head of Strategic Pricing for DLA Piper LLP. There he developed, implemented and managed the firm’s strategic pricing, profitability and legal project management functions. Complementing this role, he previously worked in strategic business development and marketing, which afforded him the opportunity to develop a deep understanding of clients’ needs, and how law firms can best articulate their value proposition in helping clients to achieve their strategic and financial goals.
Keith has authored several published articles on the topic of alternative fee arrangements in connection with his work in this area, and also speaks regularly at industry conferences. He is the immediate past co-chair of the LMA’s annual P3 Conference, the industry’s largest annual event addressing transformation in the legal industry related to pricing, project management and process improvement.
Keith holds an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, with majors in Management and Strategy, Managerial Economics, and Analytical Consulting, and a B.S. in Business Management from the University of Illinois-Chicago.