Law firm Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman is looking to hire a number of attorneys for its downtown operations center, which already employs 160 people in accounting and finance, IT, human resources, risk management, document production and marketing roles. Pillsbury Chairman Jim Rishwain told The Washington Post this weekend that adding lawyers to his Music City team was always part of the plan of cutting costs where possible.
“For litigation, the jurisdiction could be New York or San Francisco or London, but there are certain fundamental things that have to be done, it doesn’t matter where in the world those services are,” he said.
The firm's careers page shows 11 current openings in Nashville, four of which are for attorneys specializing in litigation, transactions, e-discovery as well as a an attorney management position.
Electronic discovery company DSi has set up shop in Washington, D.C., by hiring litigation support and eDiscovery specialist Vic Moravitz. The 28-year veteran of the litigation support sector was most recently a director at First Advantage Litigation Consulting and before that was a regional director of Daticon EED and vice president at Trion Technology.
“We’ve seen a significant demand increase for our services in the greater D.C. area, and this expansion is proving a substantial growth opportunity for DSi,” Vice President of Business Development John Burchfield said. “We are eager to begin working with Vic as we continue to help law firms and corporations with their eDiscovery needs.”
Counsel on Call has secured a permit, valued at $240,000, to undertake the renovation of about 8,200 square feet of its office space at 624 Grassmere Park, according to Metro Codes Administration documents. Tenant Building Group has the job. Founded in 2000, Counsel on Call uses attorneys who work closely with corporate legal departments and law firms to reduce costs, manage workloads and improve quality.
Regional law firm Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz has recruited three Tallahassee attorneys, two of them from Florida powerhouse firm Broad and Cassel, to open its 20th office. The outpost is being led by Kelly Overstreet Johnson, a former president of the Florida Bar Association. Baker Donelson made its first Florida move in late 2011 by bringing on an Orlando firm and followed that with a Fort Lauderdale office last summer.
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