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Mark Ross: How LPO providers will form ABSs with global law firms

LPO providers are getting ready to form alternative business structures with global law firms. Manju Manglani speaks with Integreon's Mark Ross about the impact this will have on law firms' margins

24 April 2013

Legal process outsourcing (LPO) providers will acquire the captive centres and high-volume practice areas of the world’s largest law firms in the next three to five years. That’s the view of Mark Ross, vice president of LPO at Integreon, which provides outsourcing services to 32 of the top-50 US law firms, 18 of the top-30 UK law firms and 17 of the top-50 global brands.

“If you look at any particular legal function existing within a practice area, neither a law firm nor an LPO provider ?is able to provide a holistic end-to-end ?solution to the entire problem,” he says.

“It is inevitable that the end result is a much closer integration of the key constituent stakeholders who are requisite ?in providing that end-to-end solution, and they are law firms and LPO providers.”

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