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Simmons & Simmons Joins the TransPerfect Pro Bono Program
NEW YORK & LONDON, September 20, 2010 – TransPerfect Legal Solutions (TLS), the world’s leading provider of global legal support services, today announced that Simmons & Simmons, an international law firm, has enrolled in the TLS Pro Bono Program.
Launched in 2003, the TLS Pro Bono Program is the first of its kind. When enrolled in the program, firms who use TLS for their regular paid cases will accrue credits towards free services for pro bono matters. These credits can be redeemed by anyone in the firm regardless of location, and applied to pro bono work. To date, more than 50 firms have joined the program.
With an extensive international pro bono network, all of Simmons & Simmons 18 offices throughout Europe, Asia, and the Middle East have participated in the firm’s corporate responsibility program, recording over 7,100 pro bono and community engagement hours in 2009/2010.
Karen Ozdamar, Pro Bono Manager at Simmons & Simmons said, “Given our international footprint and our strong commitment to corporate responsibility, we were delighted to have this opportunity to expand our pro bono capabilities around the world.”
TransPerfect’s Co-CEO, Liz Elting, added, “We launched the TLS Pro Bono Program to help us uphold our commitment to charitable giving, and the program has been extremely well received by the legal community. We’ve enjoyed being a part of many worthwhile public interest engagements, and we hope the program continues to grow.”
About Simmons & Simmons
Simmons & Simmons is a world class law firm with offices in Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Brussels, Doha, Dubai, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Funchal, Hong Kong, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Rome, Rotterdam, Shanghai and Tokyo with over 1,500 staff worldwide. For further information on Simmons & Simmons, please visit our website at www.simmons-simmons.com.
About TransPerfect Legal Solutions
TransPerfect Legal Solutions (TLS) is the industry leader in global legal support services. Since 1992, we have been providing a comprehensive suite of solutions that facilitates every aspect of our clients’ legal matters. From court reporting and e-discovery for litigation to virtual data rooms for M&A and bankruptcy cases, TLS is a one-stop shop for the global legal industry. As a specialized division of TransPerfect, the world’s largest privately held language services provider, TLS is the only legal support services company that also offers a full array of translation, interpretation, and other multilingual solutions. Supported by offices in 66 cities on 5 continents, TLS is a trusted provider to every Am Law 200 and Global 100 law firm, as well as virtually all Fortune 500 companies. For more information, visitwww.transperfectlegal.com.