Orrick Herrington & Sutcliff is a magnificent firm that had the courage to be innovative and create a Virginia based service center for itself. logo.gif …and now, according to an article in The Lawyer.com:

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe is planning a new outsourcing services company for other law firms.

“The truth is that the global 100 are competing with each other, but most lawyers aren’t in those firms. There’s a whole universe of lawyers who are spending inordinate amounts of money doing their own finances and supporting their technology and we can do it for a fraction of the cost,” said Baxter.

Fast Forward: There will be amazing challenges — watching the outcome will be akin to NASA scientists watching Deep Impact. There will be surprises and perhaps more success than many will have the courage to predict. Punchline: Whatever happens, keep an eye on this and learn from it — we don’t see too many clear transitions in the practice of law — if this works, it will in hindsight have been a big one.