Valeo Networks Executes a Successful Firm Move
About Zuber Lawler & Del Duca
Founded in 2003, Zuber Lawler & Del Duca LLP is a law firm representing clients throughout the world. ZLD specializes in intellectual property, regulatory work, complex litigation, and mergers and acquisitions. Its clients include various Fortune 500 clients, funds and governmental entities. With law offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Silicon Valley, ZLD employs more than 40 attorneys, many of whom are multi-lingual.
The law firm Zuber Lawler & Del Duca LLP (ZLD) relocated its Los Angeles office to a new and larger premises at year end 2017. It turned to Saalex Information Technology (Valeo Networks) to assure continuity of information technology services. Valeo Networks coordinated and executed the movement of computer and network equipment in Los Angeles, while assuring continuity of service to the Firm’s lawyers and staff, not only in the Los Angeles office, but also across the Firm’s offices in Chicago and New York. The move occurred over the New Year’s holiday, including the resolution of a “hiccup” that Valeo Networks was able to overcome with quick thinking and coordination.
ZLD required that the move not interrupt its lawyers in their provision of client services, and that its administrative staff be unimpeded in the staff’s conduct of year-end accounting and closing activities. Although the new and old offices are both in downtown Los Angeles, critical IT infrastructure, as well as PCs, printers, scanners, and related devices, needed to be moved from the old premises and installed in the new premises. ZLD tasked Valeo Networks with the coordination of the relocation of the technology hardware, and its installation and configuration in the new premises. Valeo Networks is no stranger to ZLD, having provided information technology management services to ZLD for more than four years, including internet and telecom solutions.
Valeo Networks moved and reconfigured ZLD’s servers, switches, firewall, telephone equipment and wireless access points. In the new premises, Valeo Networks connected PCs to the network, configured the firewall to use the new internet and changed DNS settings to enable the Firm’s technology in the new location. The team worked with multiple vendors, including physical movers and internet and telephony providers, to achieve a seamless transition from one office location to another. When an unexpected delay of telephone line hookup become apparent, the Valeo Networks team shared their intimate knowledge of ZLD’s infrastructure to assist the VoIP phone provider to implement a temporary fix as a transition to resolve the issue.
The Valeo Networks team executed the move literally overnight. The ZLD team is happy in the new office.
“Many of our attorneys feared significant technical disruption in connection with the relocation and its aftermath. Happily, the user comments relative to the technical aspects of the relocation have been uniformly positive, in the nature of ‘everything works—wow!’ Valeo Networks has talented, resourceful and hardworking team members who are able to remain focused on the tasks at hand and affable even under challenging circumstances.”
Patrick Del Duca, ZLD Partner
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