Arnold & Porter poaches Simmons offshore expert

Arnold & Porter has snared Simmons & Simmons IT lawyer Murali Neelakantan, the key figure in Simmons’ booming offshore outsourcing practice.

Neelakantan played a crucial role advising Tata Consultancy Services on its role in the National Health Service’s National Programme for IT in the NHS.

He joins Arnold & Porter intellectual property and technology group as a partner.

Simmons & Simmons were unavailable for comment.