Legal Outsourcing: Onshore or Offshore?

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, Corporate Counsel


Attorneys at several Fortune 500 companies and Am Law 200 firms in the U.S. have started to question the data security for high-level legal work when it is outsourced to a foreign third party. Some general counsel have responded with a different outsourcing strategy.

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What's being said

  • Public Concern

    This is where pride in country used to protect American jobs. What are our kids going to school for? Foreign nationals work for less than we need to repay educations here. The first priority should not be the almighty dollar, there's no point if you have it in a country with blighted neighborhoods and our best and brightest have been boxed out of jobs. A strong US can serve and strengthen the world.

  • Archiit Sethuraman

    I had tried to compare the rates at partner level. The rate given here would apply to a fully qualified lawyer, working at the project management level in an LPO. On an average I agree with you its much lesser. I would even say 10-15%

  • Edward

    The rate of Indian attorneys is misleading. Most LPOs charge 10-20% of the $248 rate mentioned by the author.

  • JayJay

    The McDermott case involved an on-shore contract attorneys, not an LPO in India

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