Saturday, November 03, 2007

LPO News: Oct and Nov '07

Sorry I have been away, my absence seems to have witnessed several developments in the space:

1. Infosys BPO Legal Services
Karlyn D. Stanley and Poonam Vasudeva have been roped in by Infosys for their new venture. Karlyn was previously a partner in a Washington DC law firm while Poonam worked for another LPO before joining Infosys. Economic Times coverage here

2. CPA and Integreon
CPA Creates Alliance With Integreon to Establish Dedicated Offshore Legal Process Outsourcing Center

3. LawScribe
LawScribe LPO Ethics Seminar Approved for MCLE Credit

4. SDD Global
a. The company has been tapped to navigate the legal issues for "Virulents," a collaboration between New Regency Productions, and Virgin Comics (founded by Richard Branson, Shekhar Kapur, and Deepak Chopra), to be distributed by 20th Century Fox.
b. Sony Pictures has come back to Mysore to ask the company for more legal work on a politically-tinged, blockbuster comedy, now set to be filmed in the first half of 2008, and involving some of the most famous actors in Hollywood.
c. Indian attorneys at the company are involved in every aspect of the legal preparations of Sacha Baron Cohen's next release by Universal Studios.
d. With its Chairman and President as lead defense counsel, the company is now doing all the legal work in rebuttal to the controversial Hollywood defamation action against "Da Ali G Show."