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CPA Global Expands Legal Support Services Operations to Meet Growing Client Demand


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

New office in Arlington, VA provides secure environment for work from corporates and law firms

CPA Global has opened a new state-of-the-art legal support services facility in Arlington, Virginia, expanding its capacity to assist law firms and corporate legal departments in their document review and compliance projects. The Arlington office is CPA Global’s sixth facility in the US, adding to the Company’s existing operations in Alexandria, Boise, Silicon Valley, Houston, and Minneapolis.

Measuring around 6,000 square feet, the new facility can accommodate up to 65 legal support and project management staff. In accordance with industry best practice, it offers an environment of rigorous security and confidentiality, including separate and secure work areas for each client’s matters, security cameras with 24/7 monitoring capability, and strict controls over IT access.

Reflecting growing demands from law firms and corporates, legal support services attorneys at the new facility will serve as much needed additional resources for clients, supporting them with litigation work surrounding financial transactions as well as a range of broader litigation across different industry sectors.

The influx of new business which led to the Arlington expansion has resulted from a variety of legal support services needs, including assistance with commercial and general litigation work, mergers and acquisitions, compliance, and anti-bribery and anti-corruption crackdowns. Benefiting from the diverse international population of the Washington, DC area, the Arlington operation will be equally well equipped to handle projects from the US, Europe, or Asia Pacific.

“New legislation, compliance requirements and abundant litigation have led to an increased demand for CPA Global’s legal support services in the US,” explained Joe Mischler, Senior Vice President, CPA Global North America. “The Arlington facility will expand our capacity to service this business, and the location is key since the DC area’s versatile, multilingual talent pool enables us to successfully manage globally focused projects. CPA Global’s anti-bribery and anti-corruption due diligence offerings are increasingly gaining adoption as well, and we have developed a strong capability to provide these valuable services.”

About CPA Global

CPA Global is the world's leading provider of intellectual property and legal support services. With offices across Europe, the United States and Asia Pacific, CPA Global supports many of the world’s best known corporations and law firms with a range of IP and broader legal services, helping them to manage risk, cost and capacity, and realize greater value for their businesses and IP assets.

CPA Global is a market leader in the outsourced legal services sector, providing high quality and cost-efficient legal support services in areas such as transaction support, document review, contract management, anti-bribery and compliance, and legal research through delivery centers in the US and India. The Company’s legal support services work is undertaken under the supervision of the clients’ own lawyers. CPA Global does not provide legal advice.

On the IP side of the business, CPA Global helps corporates and law firms in managing valuable intellectual assets, such as patents, designs and trademarks, ensuring that IP portfolios are protected, maintained and regularly reviewed in order to maximize value. Working closely with its clients, CPA Global ensures they have the best information on which to base IP decisions, and the best support in terms of helping implement those decisions.

Services include IP management software; patent and trademark renewals; patent research and analytics; patent portfolio optimization; trademark watching; domains management; as well as other IP support services such as docketing.

Founded in Jersey, Channel Islands in 1969, CPA Global today employs more than 1,700 people, serving clients’ needs in 200 jurisdictions through its own offices and an extensive agent network. CPA Global’s diverse client list ranges from major global corporations, headquartered in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific, to small and medium-sized enterprises and innovation start-ups; and from top international law firms to national and regional law and IP firms. For further information, please visit: www.cpaglobal.com.



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