Clutch Group Collaborates With Rainmaker And The Indira Gandhi National Open University To Introduce The First Legal Process Outsourcing Diploma Training Curriculum

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Clutch Group's Global Team Members Set to Prepare Law Students to Meet the Growing Needs of Fortune 500 Clients

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Clutch Group is an LPO industry leader, and the valued addition of two strategic advisors from Clutch Group will ensure an exceptional curriculum in this path-breaking initiative

Washington, D.C. -- Two distinguished members of Clutch Group 's global team, Lynee Gore and Sajan Poovayya, have been invited to serve on the Expert Advisory Committee for the Post-Graduate Diploma in Legal Process Outsourcing in collaboration with New Delhi-based Indira Gandhi National Open University and Rainmaker, a leader in legal recruitment. The committee will oversee the development of a one-year diploma program that will prepare students to work in the rapidly growing Indian Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO) industry. The first academic cycle began in February, 2009.

The committee features representatives from leading law firms whose clients are U.S. corporations, and highly respected members of Indian legal academia.

Rainmaker CEO, Nikhil Chandra, believes Clutch Group is prepared to give students the necessary tools to succeed in the industry. "Clutch Group is an LPO industry leader, and the valued addition of two strategic advisors from Clutch Group will ensure an exceptional curriculum in this path-breaking initiative," said Chandra.

Indira Gandhi National Open University is the largest university in the world, serving more than 1.4 million students in India and over 35 other countries abroad. Rainmaker is the premier legal talent management and training organization in India, and it offers market-leading executive search and staffing capabilities, as well as a suite of training products specific to the needs of the legal industry.

Lynée Gore, Clutch Group's Senior Vice President of Legal Services, is a graduate of Stanford Law School and Stanford Business School. She is a U.S.-licensed attorney with extensive experience in subject matter case training, electronic document review, project management, and general corporate finance. Sajan Poovayya serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Clutch Group. He is the Managing Partner of Poovayya & Co., a leading law firm in the Asia Pacific region.

"It is an honor to apply Clutch Group's internal training standards to enhance the caliber of attorneys available for LPO work," said Lynee Gore. "I look forward to developing a curriculum that is effective and applied throughout the industry."

Poovayya added, "This project continues our commitment to having the best trained attorneys in the industry. The students entering this LPO class will leave with a working knowledge of the field and the ability to adapt to the changing needs of Fortune 500 companies."

About Clutch Group:
Clutch Group is a global provider of legal solutions, with expertise in cost-effective litigation document review, compliance, contract management, and legal research services, to Fortune 500 companies and leading global law firms. Clutch Group ranks as the #1 Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO) firm worldwide in the 2008 Black Book of Outsourcing and was named a top legal outsourcing company by Dun & Bradstreet. Clutch Group's workforce comprises more than 300 attorneys and paralegals across the United States and India. The company is led by a team with legal expertise, extensive domestic and offshore outsourcing experience, and superior law firm management skills.

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