Breaking Tradition: How New Law is Challenging Big Law
As clients adapt the way they source and purchase legal services, competition and collaboration among new and traditional providers is increasing. In the decade since the Great Recession, when alternative options really came onto the scene with the promise of offering a better way, the numbers and types of providers have exploded. Over the next year, we aim to bring clarity around who those alternative providers are, what they are offering, who they are representing, where they get their talent and what piece of the market they have and could attain. You\'ll meet the players, hear from clients, see examples of collaboration, learn the offerings and gain clarity into this rapidly growing segment of the legal services market.
$128M Suit Against UnitedLex Over LeClairRyan Demise Shows Outsourcing No Cure for Dying Firm
LeClairRyan was already on its last legs when it negotiated a joint venture with UnitedLex. In the end, its creditors paid the price, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday.
As a growing number of law firms look to contract with third-party vendors to outsource business operations, a $128 million lawsuit filed by LeClairRyan’s bankruptcy trustee against UnitedLex makes it clear that the risks to both sides can be high when a firm is already on thin ice.
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