29 June 2009 – Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, announced today that, in the past month, its Business & Technology Sourcing (BTS) practice has been recognized by three outside rating organizations as being one of the top outsourcing practices in the world.  Highlights of the accolades are:

  • The 2009 edition of Legal 500 United States recognized Mayer Brown as the only Band 1 law firm for Technology – Outsourcing;
  • Chambers USA  2009 ranked the Mayer Brown BTS practice in Band 1 for the sixth consecutive year - both nationally and in Chicago, New York and Washington, D.C.; and
  • The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals recognized Mayer Brown as the highest ranked law firm on its prestigious list of 2009 World’s Best Outsourcing Advisors.

“It is a tremendous honor to be recognized by these respected organizations based on the feedback they received from our clients,” said Dan Masur, a senior Mayer Brown partner in the BTS practice.  “We see these rankings as a direct reflection of the time and attention every member of our practice invests in the clients we serve.”

Legal 500 2009 observes that “a group with such reserves of prodigious talent as Mayer Brown’s outsourcing practice certainly has a head start over the competition.”

The full Legal 500 report goes on to say, 'Unquestionably of the highest quality' and ‘simply working on another level to everyone else,’ according to clients, the firm has built a group that continues to be at the forefront of the most dynamic areas in outsourcing… The international scope of the group and the familiarity of its attorneys with increasing roles in handling big deals in the most active jurisdictions makes it and them ‘definite first-choice’ for many clients… The team’s degree of engagement with the top-end of the market underscores its ability to act quickly and effectively, even in periods where smaller deals are prevalent.”

Chambers USA 2009 describes Mayer Brown as an “outsourcing giant” and as “one of the strongest firms for outsourcing in the USA,” quoting one client as saying, “I cannot imagine working with anyone else on outsourcing now that I have worked with the team at Mayer Brown.”  Chambers USA 2009 recognizes nine Mayer Brown attorneys as leading advisors in this highly specialized area.

Finally, IAOP noted in its report that “Mayer Brown is one of the pioneering law firms for structuring and negotiating IT and BP outsourcing agreements…”