Allen & Overy Delivers On-Demand Lawyer Service In US Amid Talent ‘War’
- Peerpoint, launched in 2013, already operates in Europe, Middle East, Asia-Pacific
- Now has around 350 lawyers, with recruitment in the United States underway
(Reuters) – Allen & Overy has expanded Peerpoint, its flexible legal recruiting platform, to the United States, the firm said on Tuesday.
The London-based law firm described the service, which provides interim talent to legal departments, as an alternative for lawyers seeking more “control and choice” in their careers. Peerpoint has been operating in other parts of the world since its launch in 2013.
“With the war for legal talent becoming increasingly competitive in the United States and at a time when many lawyers are reflecting on their careers, work habits and personal priorities, Peerpoint, as a member of Allen & Overy, is delighted to offer an alternative career. path to meet the needs of a new generation of modern lawyers, ”said Amie Davidson, director of Peerpoint in the United States, in a statement.
Peerpoint has more than 350 specialist lawyers in Europe, the Middle East, Asia-Pacific and now the United States, Allen & Overy said, adding that the firm is recruiting American lawyers. The US unit will operate from the company’s New York office.
U.S. senior partner Tim House said in a statement that Peerpoint allows the firm to “connect clients in need of acting resources with high caliber lawyers, all of whom are endorsed, endorsed and supported in their roles by Allen & Overy “.
Peerpoint is not the only law firm offering interim or flexible legal talent. Other companies, including Fenwick & West and Eversheds Sutherland, offer similar services. On-demand lawyer services have long been offered by alternative legal providers such as Axiom, Elevate and a service recently launched by Epiq Systems Inc.
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