Business of Law

Sedgwick to move back-office operations from San Francisco to Kansas City

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A 370-attorney longtime San Francisco-based law firm is moving its back-office functions to downtown Kansas City, Mo.

Sedgwick says the move will take place in June, and the new facility will be fully operational by September, the Kansas City Star reports. It will serve as the headquarters for the firm’s finance and human resources department as well as its information technology, litigation support and marketing functions.

Partner Michael F. Healy serves on the firm’s executive committee. He said Kansas City was selected in part because of its central location amidst the firm’s offices throughout the country. “We gave a lot of thought to it and investigated lots of cities, including remaining in the San Francisco Bay area,” he said. “We were very impressed with the people we met in the Kansas City area. It was the most attractive city for us.”

About 100 employees are expected to work at the new Sedgwick facility, most of whom will likely be new hires, the Kansas City Business Journal reports.

Two other cities that were close contenders with Kansas City were Indianapolis and Raleigh, N.C.

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