Cooper swaps in-house for her LPO provider

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By Legal Futures

16 February 2010


The in-house lawyer who made waves last year with a landmark legal process outsourcing (LPO) agreement with CPA Global has now joined the outsourcing company.

Leah Cooper, former managing attorney at Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto, has joined CPA’s executive team and will be responsible for leading the strategy and development of CPA’s LPO service.

The Rio Tinto deal is saving the mining company up to 20% annually on its legal costs.

Ms Cooper said: “Outsourcing is changing the legal landscape and CPA Global is at the forefront of that change. Over the past year, I’ve worked closely with CPA Global to develop a new legal model that has delivered high-quality, cost-effective legal services. Joining the CPA Global senior management team is an incredible opportunity to continue to revolutionise the increasingly competitive legal services market.”

CPA Global’s chief executive officer, Peter Sewell, said: “We are delighted to be attracting people of Leah’s calibre. It underscores the huge potential and impact of the legal outsourcing industry. Leah has considerable experience in running major corporate legal departments, working both with law firms and legal outsourcing providers, and understands the pressures and challenges faced by general counsel and in-house legal teams.

“The insights she brings will enable us to provide even better service and more beneficial solutions to our clients.”

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