Legal Network, Ltd., the leading legal workforce solutions firm in Pittsburgh with a national reputation for supporting legal project work. Established in 1995, Legal Network has offices in Pittsburgh and Cleveland.
As noted in the July 30 edition of Staffing Industry Report, “Legal Network is No. 100 on the Inc. 500 and the highest ranking company in the magazine’s legal and accounting category.” Last month, The Pittsburgh Business Times named Legal Network the overall second fastest growing company in the region and the fastest growing services business. Karl Schieneman, Esq., managing director of Legal Network, is a three-time finalist for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Pittsburgh, winning the prestigious award in 2004.
“Special Counsel has worked with Legal Network for several years, providing services for our respective clients, and now we are pleased to add the experience and knowledge of the Legal Network team to our organization,” stated John Marshall, president of Special Counsel. “Karl Schieneman has built a powerful team that offers an array of legal staffing services in both Pittsburgh and Cleveland. Furthermore, Legal Network has offered clients with national litigation support needs access to top-tier legal services in Pittsburgh at rates that may be more attractive than are available in other markets,” added Mr. Marshall. “Special Counsel has cemented itself atop the legal staffing market with a blend of strong organic growth, targeted acquisitions in promising legal markets, and the development and growth of our talented professionals. Our acquisition of Legal Network furthers our plan to augment organic growth with companies in strategic markets who share our commitment to clients, consultants, and staff. With 2004 projected annual revenues surpassing $100 million, Special Counsel is well positioned to continue its leadership of the legal staffing space.”
“By joining with Special Counsel, our clients and candidates will have access to more services and opportunities, such as Special Counsel’s Concise® deposition digesting service and legal nurse services,” commented Mr. Schieneman. “We hope our joining forces with Special Counsel will bring even more litigation and transaction support business to the Pittsburgh and Cleveland legal markets to take advantage of the national-caliber legal talent in those markets.”
About Special Counsel
Special Counsel is the leader in providing customized legal workforce solutions to corporate legal departments and law firms nationwide, including 90% of the 100 largest law firms in the United States. Special Counsel provides temporary, temporary-to-direct hire, and direct hire solutions for general workload management, litigation support, business transaction support, pre-litigation and general document management support, as well as medical document review and deposition digesting services. For more information, visit www.specialcounsel.com.
About MPS Group
MPS Group is a leading provider of staffing, consulting, and solutions in the disciplines of information technology, finance and accounting, law, engineering, and healthcare. MPS Group delivers its services to government entities and businesses in virtually all industries throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Europe. With headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida, MPS Group trades on the New York Stock Exchange. For more information about MPS Group