The New York Times is reporting about the fast growth of legal outsourcing companies in India. It says that there were 40 such companies in 2005, but now there's over 140. Clients who in the past wouldn't think two seconds about having their legal work farmed out to young Indian lawyers crammed together in a basement are now embracing the concept due to technology and the lousy economy. One bright note for American lawyers was Janine Dascenzo's quote (she is associate general counsel at General Electric):
We will continue to go to big firms for the lawyers they have who are experts in subject matter, world-class thought leaders and the best litigators and regulatory lawyers around the world — and we will pay a lot of money for those lawyers.
Read the article here.