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Allen & Overy brings on-demand lawyer service to U.S. amid talent ‘war’

(Reuters) – Allen & Overy has expanded Peerpoint, its versatile authorized staffing platform, to the U.S., the agency mentioned Tuesday.

The London-founded regulation agency described the service, which supplies interim talent for authorized departments, in its place forlawyers looking for extra “control and choice” of their careers. Peerpoint has been working in different elements of the world since its 2013 launch.

“With the war for legal talent only becoming more competitive in the U.S., and at a time when many lawyers are reflecting on their careers, working patterns and personal priorities, Peerpoint, as part of Allen & Overy, is excited to offer an alternative career path to meet the needs of a new breed of modern lawyer,” Amie Davidson, head of Peerpoint within the U.S., mentioned in a press release.

Peerpoint has greater than 350 legal professionals throughout specialties in Europe, the Center East, the Asia Pacific and now within the U.S., Allen & Overy mentioned, including that the agency is recruiting U.S. legal professionals. The U.S. unit will function out of the agency’s New York workplace.

U.S. senior accomplice Tim Home mentioned in a press release that Peerpoint permits the agency to “connect clients in need of interim resources with high-caliber lawyers, all of whom are vetted, endorsed and supported in their roles by Allen & Overy.”

Peerpoint is not the one regulation agency providing interim or versatile authorized talent. Different corporations, together with Fenwick & West and Eversheds Sutherland, have comparable companies. On-demand lawyer companies have lengthy been supplied by various authorized suppliers similar to Axiom, Elevate and a lately launched service at Epiq Programs Inc.

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Sara Merken

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