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Cassidy Chivers and Kendra Basner Author Article on Alternative Fee Arrangements in Insurance Defense Market

August 11, 2016

Cassidy E. Chivers and Kendra L. Basner, San Francisco-based partners at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, authored the article "The Billable Hour Stranglehold on Insurance Defense Litigation," published by The Recorder on August 10, 2016.

The article examines how many "BigLaw" firms are turning to alternative fee arrangements as a way to stay ahead and distinguish themselves from competition while cultivating a loyal client base. The article analyzes the different types of alternative fee agreements and discusses the ethical and professional hurdles of extending this model to the insurance defense market.

Read the full article "The Billable Hour Stranglehold on Insurance Defense Litigation," on The Recorder website. Please note a subscription is required.

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is a U.S. based law firm with offices in 11 states and London. The firm's national reputation spans the insurance industry, the professional services sector—including representation of law firms and lawyers—and other highly regulated industries, such as banking and finance and the debt collection sector. Hinshaw also provides a series of closely coordinated litigation, business advisory and transactional services to clients of all sizes as well as governmental and public sector entities.

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