WilmerHale announced last week it was relocating its administrative support base to a new campus in Dayton, Ohio, as it seeks to streamline internal business operations across its many offices.
When the business services center opens in September, it will house the majority of the firm's technical support, finance, document services, new business clearance and human resources staff. Firm officials expect the move will affect just over 100 employees who currently work in the firm's Boston, New York or Washington, D.C., offices.
"One of our goals was to try to have all of those functions located near each other rather than spread out among our three East Coast offices," said Co-Managing Partner William J. Perlstein.
In 2004, D.C.-based Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering merged with Boston-based Hale and Dorr to create the 1,100-attorney firm that is now called WilmerHale. The firm is jointly managed by two managing partners, one based in each of the firm's headquarters in Boston and the District. Perlstein said as the combined firm continued to grow, it made economic sense to streamline its support operations.