Your guide to some of the top law firms specializing in outsourcing.
Looking for legal counsel in your outsourcing negotiation or renegotiations? Confused by new compliance regulations and laws regarding outsourcing? The firms below all have expertise in advising on outsourcing contracts and will help make your navigation through the world of outsourcing legalese a little legal-easier.
TOP OUTSOURCING LAW FIRMS
Alston & Bird
This full-service law firm has more than 600 attorneys and practices in outsourcing plus seven other areas. Its BPO attorneys are trained in large, strategic outsourcing negotiations that focus on long-term relationships that create value through cooperative agreements and processes.
Specializing in advising on outsourcing transactions for more than 15 years, Baker Botts has extensive experience in analyzing, structuring, negotiating, and completing a wide variety of outsourcing transactions, including HRO, FAO, and ITO. They represent a number of industry-leading service providers including EDS, ACS, Accenture, Deloitte Consulting, Perot Systems, and First Data.
Bierce & Kenerson
Brown Raysman Millstein Felder & Steiner
New York, NY brownraysman.com 212-895-2000 This is a general practice law firm with more than 240 attorneys advising clients in corporate transactions, outsourcing, real estate, employment law, intellectual property, and e-commerce law. The firm does deals for both outsourcing customers and established outsourcing providers. Its attorneys involved in outsourcing are skilled in all types of outsourcing transactions: technology, business processes, human resources, manufacturing, and services.
Handling complex outsourcing transactions throughout the world, Cooley Godward offers a wide variety of services in the outsourcing area, with specialties in IT, telecommunications, and BPO transactions. Specialists are located in multiple offices in North America and the firm has strategic relationships with leading lawyers in the
Gowling Lafleur Henderson
One of the largest and most diversified law firms in
Hughes & Luce
Hughes & Luce has vast experience in labor and employment law, employee benefits, outsourcing, and technology issues. It represents national and international clients in numerous industries including technology, telecommunications, transportation, energy, financial, insurance, and foods and beverages.
Hunton & Williams
One of the worlds 40 largest law firms with more than 850 attorneys in 17 domestic and international offices, the firm has been growing aggressively during the last year to expand its offerings. Areas of specialty include BPO and ITO.
Jackson Lewis has expertise in advising the PEO (professional employer organization) industry on matters of legal compliance with all levels of labor and employment regulations and conducts HR/legal audits of employment practices. Located in multiple offices across the
This company is one of the nations largest and most diversified law firms, maintaining 2,000 lawyers on staff in 25 locations. These attorneys serve the contractual needs of clients on issues of business law, labor and employment law, and outsourcing. It has provided significant legal representation to more than half of the Fortune 500 companies.
Kirkland & Ellis
With more than 900 attorneys in five U.S. offices and one U.K. office, Kirkland & Ellis partners with clients worldwide to obtain results in complicated litigation, corporate, intellectual property, bankruptcy, tax, and counseling matters. More than 50 lawyers from various disciplines work on outsourcing transactions and have extensive experience in outsourcing matters involving information technology, business process, application process, and application service provider matters.
Latham & Watkins
This global firm with more than 1,500 attorneys in 21 offices around the world has been busy building up its BPO practice during the last year.
Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw
This law firms outsourcing advisory group includes more than 50 attorneys, more than 20 of whom are partners in the practice. It is recognized as one of the top outsourcing advisory firms and as a specialist for the most complex outsourcing deals. It will take on all kinds of business process and IT/telecommunication outsourcing transactions. The firms lawyers will assist in preparing RFPs, evaluating proposals, and negotiating outsourcing agreements.
One of the most respected business law firms in
With 500 attorneys and a reputation as a leading advisor on BPO and ITO, this firm has provided counsel on hundreds of complex outsourcing deals. John Halvey, one of the firms
Morgan Lewis has recently invested heavily in their growing outsourcing practice (hiring several attorneys and marketing managers from renowned outsourcing firms). They have more than 200 labor, employment, and HR attorneys in their 19 offices in North America, Europe, and
Advising on global FAO, HRO, and BPO deals, with offices in North America and a strong presence in
Seyfarth Shaw has a staff of 500 lawyers operating out of nine offices in major cities. The firm specializes in business law, contracts, labor and employment law, employee benefits, and the impact of outsourcing in these important areas. Seyfarth Shaws practice reflects virtually every industry and segment of the nations business. Pillsbury Winthrop
This newly merged giant (formerly Pillsbury Winthrop and Shaw Pittman) will become one of the nations top 20 law firms. The combined firm will include approximately 900 lawyers in 16 international offices, and will offer practices in outsourcing (BPO and ITO in particular), capital markets, corporate finance, litigation, IP governmental regulation, and real estate.
Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal
Sonnenschein primarily represents providers of outsourcing services and has been influential in guiding several of the largest outsourcing deals. Whether it works for provider firms or the buyer organization, Sonnenschein stresses the importance of creating a win-win situation for all parties. The companys emphasis is on creating a collaborative negotiating environment in which long-term, mutually beneficial outsourcing relationships can thrive.