Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Governor Manchin Issues First West Virginia "Open for Business" Report

Today Governor Manchin issued the first in a series of "Open for Business" reports which are intended to document West Virginia's economic progress.

An item of interest to the legal and IT community appearing in the report is information on the development Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe's efforts to outsource its document, litigation and technology solutions to other law firms. The report announced a recent partnership between Orrick and Williams Lea.

The report states:

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe announced a partnership with British firm Williams Lea, which specializes in providing document, litigation and technology solutions to law firms, but also does such work as design and graphics for banks. Orrick's Global Operations Center in Wheeling will continue to provide technology, finance, human resources, Web engineering, benefits, payroll and marketing services while Williams Lea will coordinate all of Orrick's word processing needs, transcription production services and document services work. The company will hire 30 employees to start. Orrick also will continue to develop a U.S.-based outsourcing business for other law firms.

Here is the Orrick press release announcing the partnership.

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