Outsourcing in Litigation: A Look at the Practical Ethical and Financial Pros and Cons of Unbundling Legal Services


Tuesday, May 8, 2012


David Wilkins, Harvard Law School; Martha Ann Mazzone, Fidelity Investments; William Connolly, III, State Street Bank and Trust Co


Boston Bar Association
16 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108
United States




noon-1:30 pm

CLE Credits:

1.5 hrs


Attorneys involved in large-scale complex litigation matters seek ways to respond to client demands to cut costs. Firms and in-house legal departments are unbundling the provision of legal services by outsourcing projects such as document review to vendors in the U.S. and overseas with increasing frequency. A number of practical and ethical issues arise from this growing practice. For example, does outsourcing provide a solution to the larger problem of ever-increasing litigation costs? What ethical issues arise as a result of hiring overseas companies to do document review (and other legal projects) for litigation pending in U.S. courts? Will outsourcing alter the discovery process, and if so, how? What are the evolving trends in outsourcing? Join experts David Wilkins of Harvard Law School, Martha Mazzone of Fidelity Investments and William Connolly of State Street Bank and Trust Company for an informative discussion about how in-house counsel utilizes outsourcing, what types of national and international outsourcing options are available, and how outsourcing affects the profession as a whole


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