Tips For Getting The Most Out Of ‘In-Sourcing’

Law360, New York (July 9, 2010, 6:20 PM EDT) -- A growing number of law firms are slashing costs by “in-sourcing” their back office operations, but relocating support functions to low-cost U.S. locales requires commitment and sacrifice.

In recent years, Howrey LLP, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, Reed Smith LLP, WilmerHale and the newly launched Murphy & McGonigle LLP have all decided to centralize departments like accounting, marketing, human resources, information technology, document review and business intake to a single location outside the urban centers that house their gleaming headquarters.

Such a move can cut labor...
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