LPO Source Blog

How Wrong Was Howrey?

After nearly a month since the dissolution of major US law firm Howrey, many (us included) are still trying to understand what went wrong and what the possible implications are for the US legal profession. A startling claim that emerged from an interaction between Howrey CEO Robert Ruyak and a...
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The Strategic Impact of LPO: A New Book to Prove It

“A firm’s client strategy should be under constant review in order to ensure that the emerging needs of the client and the firm’s competitive capabilities remain aligned.” Andrew Hedley, a widely respected thought-leader, advisor on legal strategy and author recently published a book, Client Strategy in a Changing Legal Market...
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Australian: Different Flushes, Same Legal Pressures

While the debate over ethical issues arising from the use of domestic and international legal outsourcing continues to mature, recent statements by an Australian justice suggest that a growing number of jurisdictions are taking on LPO ethical issues as adoption increases. Despite flip-flopped seasons and toilets flushing in opposite directions,...
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Legal Outsourcing Summit – In Review…

This month, representatives and LPO enthusiasts gathers for IQPC’s inaugural LPO conference in New York City at the Sentry Club. The speaking faculty included representatives from top AM Law firms and multi-nationals such as Microsoft, Pfizer, Nokia, Milbank Tweed, Hinshaw Culbertson, and Mayer Brown, among others. I had the privilege...
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A&O Transfers Support Roles to Belfast

Allen & Overy (A&O) ­announced last week that it is transferring 180 support roles to Belfast, Ireland. A&O will initially transfer 18 members of support staff to Belfast to deliver IT, HR, finance, business services and library functions from a single site, The Lawyer reports, and the legal services center...
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Thomson Reuters-Pangea3 Deal Raises Competitive Pressure

There’s no doubt that legal process outsourcing is changing the delivery of legal services. Thomson Reuter’s acquisition of Pangea3 last November has further fueled the LPO discussion and sparked debate among industry experts about the ethical implications of Thomson delving into competition with its client base, especially since Pangea3 plans...
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Stay on Top of LPO Regulation in 2011

After flying under the radar for several years, legal process outsourcing (LPO) has finally caught the attention of regulators around the globe. In the three main LPO markets – the United States, the United Kingdom and India – there is the potential for rule changes which could place outsourcing agreements...
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