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Leap of Faith
How much will Six Sigma pay off for Seyfarth Shaw?
By D.M. Levine
Partner Lisa Damon
spearheads the firm’s
Six Sigma work.
Some 1,500 employ-
ees are expected to be
trained by year-end.
It was the height of the securities boom in 2006, and
Seyfarth Shaw real estate partner Andrew Pearlstein
was feeling the pressure. His client, Merrill Lynch
& Co., Inc., was awash in mortgage-backed secu-
rities, and insisting that the law firms working on
these transactions cut their rates. “We were doing
60–70 real estate finance closings a year,” Pearlstei www.americanlawyer.com Leap of Faith How much will Six Sigma pay off fo The core metric for judging Seyfarth’s Six Sigma ents who’d been using Six Sigma for years, and Po