Monthly Archives: November 2010

Fronterion Forefront Newsletter

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I wanted to thank everyone for your interest in the launch of our Fronterion Forefront monthly e-newsletter. Our inaugural launch this past month received quite a positive response. The second edition of our monthly newsletter is coming out this week covering the wave of M&A activity in the LPO market, announcements by the ABA as Continue Reading

ABA Draft Ethical Amendments Release

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Perhaps the most influential announcement on the topic of LPO made by the ABA following the 08-451 Formal Opinion publication in August 2008, the Commission recently proposed minor changes to existing ethical guidance. The ABA 20/20 Commission recommends modifications to the commentary of the Model Rules 1.1, 5.3 and 5.5. Basically, this is what we Continue Reading

Reducing Legal Costs

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While it may not help you reduce your additional girth from that extra large serving of Thanksgiving turkey covered with mashed potatoes and gravy, this conference will help you trim your legal spend. ALM is hosting their second annual Controlling Legal Costs conference in New York this December 8th-9th. I will be moderating a panel Continue Reading

Industry Survey

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I just wanted to make a quick post about an industry survey currently being conducted by Ravi Shankar, a law student at Harvard University. The survey looks quite thorough and the findings should be interesting. Ravi asked me to circulate the news that he is currently seeking respondents from LPO vendor firms. He has graciously Continue Reading

News and More News Round Up

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This has been quite a week for LPO, from the Pange3-Thompson Reuters deal to the ABA’s release of draft commentary for the Model Rules. Now the Brits want a place in the LPO limelight. What better way to recapture the world’s attention than to have two UK top firms – CMS Cameron McKenna and Herbert Continue Reading

Industry Consolidation: Part Deux

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As I am writing from India, we are riding high on the wave of industry consolidation that continues with the announcement of the acquisition of prominent LPO vendor Pangea3 by Thompson Reuters. No figures on the transaction were released, but speculation pegs the deal around $35-40 million. Not only is it a great step forward Continue Reading

Global LPO Conference II

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Day Two: Sunday November 14, 2010 Day two of the Global LPO Conference kicked off with a much anticipated panel featuring Lalit Bhasin and Mark Ross of Integreon (the only LPO named in the Writ Petition). Bhasin started his address by acknowledging that the liberalization of the Indian legal profession was, “critical and controversial.” The Continue Reading

Global LPO Conference

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This weekend I had the pleasure of attending and speaking at the second Global LPO Conference in Delhi, India. The conference was a unique experience with a diverse collection of LPO industry participants and speakers. Day One: Saturday November 13, 2010 The conference kicked off with a panel of LPO executives from Pangea3, Bhodi Global, Continue Reading

News Round-Up

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Check out these interesting bits of LPO news from this past week. Obama Following Obama’s visit to India, the debate about India’s stance on opening its legal system to international law firms continues to simmer. Opponents and supporters from both sides of the ocean are making their opinions known. One person speaking out was Lalit Continue Reading

Conference Here, Conference There

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Get out your passports, cash in your frequent flier miles and join some of the leading figures in LPO from law firms and corporates. The Conference There: I have the pleasure of speaking at the inaugural Global LPO Conference in Nodia, India November 13th-14th. I will be speaking on how vendors can tailor their approach Continue Reading