Rich McCarthy is Nixon Peabody’s chief financial officer, responsible for managing all aspects of the firm’s financial operations and ensuring clients receive timely, informative, and seamless service. Rich is a member of the firm’s Management Committee, which works with firm leaders to execute the strategic plan and oversee day-to-day operations.
I have managed the finances of large professional service firms for much of my career, including the past nine at Nixon Peabody. I understand the unique needs of external and internal clients, and I work to ensure the prompt service, transparent communication, and collaborative relationships that lead to shared success.
Nixon Peabody’s finance team works closely with clients to establish alternative billing arrangements that prioritize cost efficiency and predictability, leveraging creative structures to align the goals and resources of all parties. Internally, we support more than 600 attorneys by creating robust, responsive financial systems to advance their client service goals, safeguard the firm’s operations, and maintain controls in the interest of all stakeholders.
The trusted advisor relationship that begins between clients and their attorneys extends to the finance team. We believe integrity is at the heart of every thriving client connection. No matter the audience, I focus on communicating complex financial analyses in clear, actionable language. I use my training and experience to deliver high-impact information to clients and attorneys so they can act decisively in a fast-moving environment.
The legal services industry is changing rapidly. My job is to ensure our firm helps shape its future. Firms that maximize efficiency, minimize client costs, and maintain the highest quality will thrive alongside their clients.
Babson College, M.B.A.
University of Massachusetts, B.B.A., Finance, cum laude
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