AT&T Wins Networking Services Contract with Seyfarth Shaw
Leading Law Firm Selects AT&T for High Speed IP Networking Services
Chicago, Illinois, September 27, 2007
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) today announced that Seyfarth Shaw LLP, one of America's leading full-service law firms, has signed a multiyear networking services contract with AT&T.
Under the contract, AT&T will provide Virtual Private Network (VPN) services to support the firm's day-to-day operations and enable attorneys and office personnel to access critical corporate databases, proprietary applications and e-mail and collaborate in real time over a secure, high speed network.
Seyfarth Shaw has more than 700 attorneys located in nine offices throughout the United States: Chicago, New York, Boston, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Sacramento, as well as Brussels, Belgium. The firm provides a broad range of legal services in the areas of business transactions, labor and employment, employee benefits and litigation.
Based on Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) technology, Seyfarth Shaw's VPN services will provide an Internet Protocol (IP) communications infrastructure that connects the firm's offices and can support a full range of capabilities, including Voice over IP (VoIP), data, video, high speed Internet access and business-continuity services.
The AT&T IP solution offers the firm expanded capabilities and cost-effectiveness compared with traditional telephony and delivers greater functionality and flexibility than conventional voice services. In addition to enhanced capabilities for sharing documents, the services' video conferencing over IP feature is especially efficient for internal meetings between offices and for client depositions. The solution is designed to increase productivity, enhance employee collaboration and reduce the costs of travel.
"Our MPLS-based VPN technology will provide dramatic efficiencies and deliver a host of new capabilities for Seyfarth Shaw's attorneys and staff," said Philip Ross, AT&T vice president-Global Business Services-Central Region. "We're excited to extend and expand our long-standing relationship with Seyfarth Shaw and bring the company the benefits of advanced IP networking services."
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About Seyfarth Shaw
Seyfarth Shaw has over 700 attorneys located in nine offices throughout the United States including Chicago, New York, Boston, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Sacramento as well as Brussels, Belgium. Seyfarth Shaw provides a broad range of legal services in the areas of business transactions, labor and employment, employee benefits and litigation. The firm's practice reflects virtually every industry and segment of the country's business community. Clients include over 200 of the Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, newspapers and other media, hotels, health care organizations, airlines and railroads. The firm also represents a number of federal, state, and local governmental and educational entities. For more information, please visit www.seyfarth.com.
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