BigLaw To Move More Staff, Attys Away From Big Cities

Law360, New York (October 19, 2011, 7:53 PM EDT) -- Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP's news this week that it will open a Nashville, Tenn., outpost for its nonlegal support staff reflects a growing trend to save money that could ultimately lead to firms shipping attorneys to cheaper locales, too, industry experts say.

Pillsbury said on Tuesday that it would open a professional services center in Nashville by 2012 that will eventually employ 150 staffers, citing the Music City's lower taxes, affordable housing and general cost advantages.

To be sure, Pillsbury is not the first major...
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