David Alkins is a Certified Management Accountant and Accredited Legal Pricing Professional with nearly two decades of experience in project management, pricing, accounting, and finance.

In his role as Director of Matter Planning at Nixon Peabody LLP, David is responsible for the strategic direction of the firm’s client matter budgeting and planning program and leads the Legal Project Management team, which curates valuable data for decision-making purposes. David embraces the opportunity of guiding attorneys and staff to improve efficiency, communication, and transparency, while providing attorneys with useful data in managing the legal spend of clients. Under David’s direction, Nixon Peabody’s project management program has evolved into a flexible and dynamic support system that blends technology with a common-sense business approach to align the legal services Nixon Peabody provides with the business needs our clients face on a daily basis.

Prior to joining Nixon Peabody, David developed his financial, strategic, and instructional capabilities while working in telecommunications, manufacturing, consulting, and teaching. 

A lifetime learner and educator, David regularly participates in panels and presentations at legal industry events and serves as an adjunct lecturer in business courses at his alma mater SUNY Brockport.

David received his Master of Business Administration degree from the Simon School at the University of Rochester and his Bachelor of Science degree from SUNY Brockport.


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