American Companies and law firms outsource legal competencies to India

April 28, 2008 Why pay a lawyer at a North American firm $250 an hour or more, when you can pay an Indian lawyer $50 an hour to do the same work? Legal process outsourcers (LPOs) are poised to shake up the way that Fortune 1000 companies buy their run-of-the-mill legal services.

Big-name converts to legal outsourcing include Dell, American Express, Dupont, Purolator Courier Inc., General Electric and Microsoft, as well as top law firms such as Clifford Chance, Allen & Overy and Mill-bank Tweed.

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