Proskauer Rose LLP is one of the nation’s largest law firms, providing a wide variety of legal services to major corporations and other clients throughout the United States and around the world. It is dedicated to producing results for individuals and businesses. Founded in 1875 in New York City, the firm employs attorneys in seven domestic offices: New York, Los Angeles, Washington, Boston, Boca Raton, Newark and New Orleans as well as an office in Paris.
During the firm’s 125 years of existence, the New York office has grown from fewer than a dozen lawyers to more than 400. Located in the heart of midtown Manhattan in the Times Square area, the office is a full-service practice, among the ten largest in New York City.
his autumn, in an effort to speed booking of its 54 meeting rooms in New York as well as meeting rooms in its other domestic offices, the firm installed Rendezvous from NFS Hospitality across its office network. Rendezvous is a browser-based conference, meeting room and foodservice management solution designed to handle multi-site operations.
“We went online with Rendezvous at the busiest time of our year,” says Suzanne Kuszel, Conference Room and Reception Supervisor. “But the installation went well and the system provides excellent access. It’s great to be able to book rooms across all our offices. Our New York office is the busiest but our attorneys travel so much so we often need to book their meetings ahead.”
At present, the firm is using Rendezvous only for booking but Suzanne is aware of the system’s broad functionality in terms of equipment provision for meeting rooms, such as A/V equipment, of security, such as tracking visitors and issuing guest badges, and of all aspects of catering. Rendezvous is an intuitive, easy-to-use system that brings new accuracy and speed to all aspects of meeting room management.
Going forward, Proskauer Rose will be using more of Rendezvous’ functionality to speed operations. Meanwhile, Suzanne and her staff are delighted with the access they get to room availability. “We’re saving a lot of time so everyone is happy,” she says.