Sunday, September 23, 2007

Chief Justice of India to Unveil New Lexis/Nexis Legal Magazine With Optimistic Cover Story on LPO

The Honorable Mr. Justice K.G. Balakrishnan, Chief Justice of India, is scheduled to preside over the gala launch event for Halsbury’s Law Monthly, the new trade magazine for the Indian legal industry, published by LexisNexis and Cyber Media. The cover story for the debut issue, “Beyond the Back Office: How Legal Outsourcing Companies in India Are Moving Up the Value Chain,” was authored by Russell Smith, Chairman of SDD Global Solutions. SDD Global is the only LPO in India managed by a U.S. law firm, and it has fast become one of industry leaders. The cover story is a veritable manifesto for the industry, complete with success stories from various LPO companies and statistics from expert reports. “The fact that this article was chosen for the cover story reflects a recognition of the growing impact of the Indian legal outsourcing industry, which we believe will become one of India’s biggest economic sectors in the years to come,” said SDD Global’s Head of Operations, Sanjay Bhatia. The article, complete with footnotes, will be availble on the web, after the launch, at

Smith will expand upon the points in the article in a speech at “India LPO Summit 2008,” the first international conference on legal outsourcing, sponsored by SDD Global Solutions and NewGalexy, together with the leading business conference organization, the American Conference Institute. The event will be held on January 16-17, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Manhattan. SDD Global and NewGalexy will lead off the conference with a joint presentation on the current state of the legal outsourcing industry and future opportunities for both clients and providers. Other speakers at the conference will include leading representatives of Pangea 3, American Express, Accenture, Citigroup, Genpact, and major U.S. law firms Kilpatrick Stockton LLC, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, White & Case LLP, and Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw, Pittman, LLP. For further information, see

Watch this space for a first hand reporting from the event, thanks to the friends of this blog for arranging an invite.