Rivkin Radler Names New Executive Director

January 1, 2015

Effective January 1, 2015, Frederick J. Esposito, Jr. has been named the Executive Director of Rivkin Radler LLP.

“We are delighted to name Fred Esposito as Rivkin Radler’s  Executive Director.  Fred brings an impressive skill set with proven expertise in management, economics and strategic planning which are aligned with the Firm’s goals for continued growth and quality of legal services,” said Managing Partner, Evan Krinick.

Fred focuses most of his time on matters relating to partner leadership and development, practice group management, and lateral acquisitions and integration.  He also is responsible for overseeing the firm’s business and financial operations, including human resources, accounting, litigation support, operations, information systems, library, and research services.

Fred has over 20 years of law and accounting firm experience.  He is a frequent speaker and an author of articles on a wide range of topics and best practices, including billing and collections, profitability, attorney compensation systems, alternative fee arrangements, project management, human resources management and development, and strategic planning, for Law Practice Magazine, Law Practice Today, and Attorney at Work, among others.

In 2006, Fred earned the designation of Certified Legal Manager (CLM), a certification developed by the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA). The CLM program recognizes qualified legal administrators who demonstrate their mastery of the core areas of knowledge essential to the effective performance of a principal administrator.  Less than five percent of the total ALA membership has achieved this designation, and Esposito is the only CLM on Long Island.

In 2012, Fred was recognized by Long Island Business News as chief financial officer of the year, an award presented for outstanding fiscal leadership, and he received the ALA’s Outstanding Association Volunteer Award for his service as a leader and national speaker.

In addition to his participation on several ALA regional and national committees, Fred served as contributing editor for the ALA Management Encyclopedia during its early stages of development and, in 2013, he was appointed chair of the Certification Committee by the ALA board of directors.  He is an associate member of the American Bar Association (“ABA”) and the ABA’s Law Practice Management section and has served as an article reviewer on the article review board for the ABA’s Law Practice magazine. He also is a member of the Association of Accountants and Financial Professionals in Business, the Society for Human Resource Management, and the Society for Diversity.

With a specialization in financial and organizational management, Fred has managed and worked in a consulting capacity with several law firms and legal management consulting groups as well as with other professional services firms, both domestic and international.

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