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The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2009: Outsourcing

On an annual basis, Chambers & Partners conducts extensive research and thorough data analysis in compiling its objective list of talent available at the highest level of international legal practice. Its research methodology has been independently audited and confirmed to be thorough, robust and complete.

In Chambers' 2009 review of international legal talent in the area of Outsourcing, our Firm is listed among the best in the world.

Chambers' comments:

USA Ranking: Tier 2

With capability in Chicago, San Francisco and New York, this outsourcing practice group is noted for its work for service providers such as Accenture, Firstsource Solutions and Vertex Outsourcing. It is also active on the customer side for the likes of Morgan Stanley and News Corporation. Head of the firm's outsourcing practice group in Chicago and "certainly a leading figure in the industry," Gregg Kirchhoefer has been "involved with outsourcing since the early 1980s, before it was even called outsourcing!" He led the team that advised Washington Gas Light on its multiyear agreement with Accenture for BPO and technology enhancement services. "A charming and astute guy," Neil Hirshman "knows his stuff" in the outsourcing field and is also "a broad-ranging technology lawyer." He has previously advised a service provider on a restated master services agreement with a healthcare entity for a medical claims process outsourcing. With a "friendly manner" and "comprehensive way of doing things," Stephen Johnson heads the firm's San Francisco IP group, and represents financial institutions, Fortune 100 life sciences and technology companies, and emerging software and biotech companies.

Reprinted with permission from Chambers Global, The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2009 -