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Offshoring to Americans Overseas

Last week's Wall Street Journal story on Axiom, a law firm cum high-end temp agency that outsources pedigreed, former Biglaw attorneys to corporate law departments on an as-needed basis, attracted plenty of discussion in the blogosphere, with bloggers like Bruce MacEwen giving the Axiom concept high marks for innovation. 

But that was last week. This week, there's a new kid on the block, the Rimon Law Group, that takes the Axiom concept one step further by tapping into the pool of highly skilled American expatriate lawyers living in Israel. Founded by Michael Moradzadeh and Yaacov Silberman, themselves former Ropes and Gray attorneys, Rimon purports to offer the same caliber of service of the best and largest firms in the United States at substantially lower prices because most of its American attorneys live in Israel, where the cost structure of the legal industry is lower. The company itself, however, is based in San Francisco

Time will tell whether the Axiom-like concept of providing high-end, project-based legal services translates well when exported overseas. But the Rimon Group is apparently off to a good start and already 
recruiting more lawyers on Janglo, an online community for English speakers in Israel.   

Posted by Carolyn Elefant on July 11, 2008 at 04:09 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

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