BigLaw Deepens Ties With Vendors In Hunt For Savings

Law360, New York (November 6, 2013, 7:27 PM EST) -- The legal industry’s growing dependence on technology vendors and other service providers is leading firms into deeper third-party partnerships, experts told Law360, as wider acceptance of the benefits of outside help means more willingness among firms to turn away from the traditional “one firm” marketing message and trumpet co-branded ventures.

The latest and perhaps most dramatic example of the still-emerging trend came last week at LeClairRyan LLP, which announced a comprehensive deal with legal tech company UnitedLex and moved dozens of firm employees, including a handful...
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