Frederick J. Esposito, Jr, MBA, CLM is a member of the faculty and a consultant for the Legal Lean Sigma Institute LLC. In May 2018, Fred earned a Yellow Belt Certification in Legal Lean Sigma® and Project Management and is working toward his Green Belt Certification.
Fred specializes in financial and organizational management and has managed and worked in a consulting capacity with several law firms, both international and domestic. Fred brings considerable “real world” experience to his role with LLSI. He currently serves as Chief Operating Officer of the regional law firm Rivkin Radler LLP and has been a Certified Legal Manager (CLM)SM since 2006 and is the only CLM on Long Island.
Fred has developed streamlined and results-oriented processes in the areas of business development/communications, client intake, contemporaneous time entry, billing, collections, electronic/document retention and destruction with a focus on client focus, value add and resource efficiency through the application of key process improvement methodologies and selected lean tools.
With more than 25 years of law and accounting firm experience, Fred is a thought-leader, frequent speaker, and an author of articles on a wide-range of topics and best practices. He has been published on topics such as billing and collections, profitability, attorney compensation systems, alternative fee arrangements, process improvement, project management, pricing legal services, the use of key performance indicators, and strategic planning by Law Practice Magazine, Law Practice Today, and Attorney at Work, among others.
Fred has delivered “An Introduction to Legal Lean Sigma®” for LLSI since 2018 with considerable success and popularity within the legal community. This has spurred interest in process improvement and project management, particularly amongst those responsible for legal operations and administration in law firms and legal departments. Fred is also a highly-rated, frequent author and speaker for the ABA, ALA, BNA/Bloomberg, Lexis/Nexis, and Thomson Reuters. In the Fall of 2016, he became a Faculty Advisor and Presenter for the Nassau County Bar Association Academy of Law and in June 2013, he was inducted into the National Speakers Association.
In 2012 Fred received the Association of Legal Administrator’s (ALA) Outstanding Association Volunteer Award for his service as a leader and national speaker. He was also named CFO of the Year by Long Island Business News the same year. From May 2013 to May 2016, Fred was the Chair of ALA’s Certification Committee.
Fred resides on Long Island, New York and has a home in Ogunquit, Maine. He loves to travel. In 2016, Fred traveled on the legendary Orient Express from London to Verona, Venice, Vienna, Budapest and Paris, and has traveled to Peru, Argentina and Chile. He loves red wine, fine dining, Community Theater, and spending time with his friends and family.
He also volunteers his time and is a strong supporter of the North Shore Animal Rescue, the Marginal Way Preservation Fund, The Ogunquit Playhouse, In a Landscape: Classical Music in the Wild, and the Derek Rieth Project: Empowering Youth through Music and Dance.