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

  • Peerpoint, launched in 2013, already operates in Europe, Middle East, Asia Pacific
  • Now has about 350 legal professionals, with U.S. recruitment underway

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

The London-founded legislation agency described the service, which offers interim talent for authorized departments, as a substitute forlawyers in search of extra “control and choice” of their careers. Peerpoint has been working in different components 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., stated in an announcement.

Peerpoint has greater than 350 legal professionals throughout specialties in Europe, the Middle East, the Asia Pacific and now within the U.S., Allen & Overy stated, 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 House stated in an announcement 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 legislation agency providing interim or versatile authorized talent. Other companies, together with Fenwick & West and Eversheds Sutherland, have related providers. On-demand lawyer providers have lengthy been provided by different authorized suppliers akin to Axiom, Elevate and a not too long ago launched service at Epiq Systems Inc.

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