M&E Firm SmithDehn Plans Major Northern Ireland Outpost

Law360, New York (December 18, 2013, 5:06 PM EST) -- Entertainment and media firm SmithDehn LLP is planning a major new outpost in Northern Ireland, a firm founder told Law360 on Wednesday, with an eye on a lower-cost legal talent pool and government incentives.

The first phase of the initiative is a media law class at a local university that will serve as a kind of training ground for potential associates, said firm co-founder Russell Smith.

"We’re thinking of this office more as near-sourcing than outsourcing, which is something we’re very familiar with,” he said. “We...
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