Posted Mar 19, 2012 01:13 pm CDT
When Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman opens its Nashville office for back-office operations this summer, only 26 current employees will be making the move.
Most employees were offered a relocation package, while some saw their positions eliminated, the Washington Post reports. Anyone not making the move will get a better-than-standard severance package, the story says.
Among those who will be transferring are chief financial officer Sean Whelan and chief information officer Martin Metz. They are currently interviewing job applicants. In all, the firm plans to employ 150 people in Nashville.
Other firms that have moved back-office operations to lower-cost areas include Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe and WilmerHale. Two other firms, O’Melveny & Myers and Paul Hastings, have instead outsourced some of their staff jobs.