Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman is headed to Music City
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman plans to send back office functions like information technology, finance, new client intake, and word processing to the country music capital in Nashville by next year. The move will put Pillsbury on a path raged by Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe that has housed administrative staff and economical lawyers in Wheeling, West Virginia, for almost 10 years. The other contributor is Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, which has been sending non-legal work and document review to an office in Dayton, Ohio. Pillsbury's Nashville office will eventually recruit 150 employees. The firm also plans to offer an opportunity for current employees to move to Nashville. It plans to begin recruiting locally in March to fill any remaining positions, and expects to have the new office up and running by fall 2012.