Many corporations agree that outsourcing legal work, in some form or another, is here to stay. "We will continue to go to big firms for the lawyers they have who are experts in subject matter, world-class thought leaders and the best litigators and regulatory lawyers around the world - and we will pay a lot of money for those lawyers," said Janine Dascenzo, associate general counsel at General Electric.
"In many respects it is more rewarding than jobs I had in the United States," said Wheeler, who moved to India when his Indian-born wife took a job here in 2006. "If you're talking about 15 employees in a windowless basement office, I'm not interested in making that my life's calling," he recalled thinking when he started talking to Pangea3. "But building a 500-person office, now that is a real challenge."