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Outstating: The Next Phase of Offshoring?

Offshoring by law firms has grown rapidly in recent years, and lawyers in India, a major recipient of law firm work, expect the trend to continue. Bruce MacEwen offers strong evidence that the outsourcing trend is here to stay in this post, where he reports that Eversheds has announced its intent to outsource almost all of its 100-person IT staff.

It's not clear where those positions will be outsourced, but India will face competition. MacEwen writes about Orrick's famous outsourcing strategy, with a Global Operations Center in West Virginia, which "houses Orrick's core technology, finance and human resource operations, as well as document and transcript production services."

With all of this activity, MacEwen is now wondering "what other firms might be doing, or contemplating, on this score." You can help MacEwen find the answer to this by taking the time to fill out this online survey.

Posted by Carolyn Elefant on August 23, 2006 at 03:47 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

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