ATLANTA—IST Management Services, Inc., the fastest growing Business Process Outsourcing company in the nation, announced today that Robert D. Seabolt, previously Chief Operating Officer of AMLAW 100 firm Troutman Sanders LLP, has joined IST as COO. Serving as Troutman Sanders’ COO from 2011 to 2018, Bob was responsible for technology, real estate, human resources and office operations for Troutman’s 12 offices in the U.S. and over 700 attorneys nationally.
“Bob’s expertise across all aspects of law firm management made him an extremely attractive hire for IST Management Services,” said Hal Blackman, President & CEO of IST. “We have spent the last several years retooling our suite of management technologies and services to provide a more focused, one-stop-shop for legal clients seeking additional support services. Bob will add tremendous expertise and wisdom to our current law firm clients and other firms of all sizes.”
To complement their already robust on-site support services provision, IST has generated considerable enthusiasm in the national legal marketplace for their eDiscovery, Court Reporting, Legal Records & Information Management, Word Processing and Legal Resource Management divisions. Bob’s talents and perspective are expected to bring expert advice on the most effective ways to integrate the whole of IST’s suite of legal services into the daily practice of firms of all sizes.
“After more than three decades at Troutman Sanders and our predecessor firm, I sought a company that will allow me to help other law firms find ways to increase revenue and manage expenses,” said Bob Seabolt. “With its sterling reputation, visibility and suite of valuable offerings, IST is the ideal platform to continue my career as a strategic advisor and consultant to law firms.”
Bob also brings considerable experience in integrating key processes to best-fit firms of varying size in order to put them on a solid path to responsible administration and growth. Following 13 years as an accomplished litigator and trial lawyer, Bob served as managing partner of Troutman’s predecessor firm in Virginia, Mays & Valentine. As managing partner he oversaw expansion of the firm by 45% and eventually merged 150 Virginia lawyers from Mays & Valentine into Troutman Sanders in 2001.
Bob’s experience and track record of success in synthesizing seemingly disparate processes into a working model for progress in legal practices provides an invaluable national resource to law firm managing partners and other senior leaders. Bob’s hard-earned wisdom is accessible via consultation to all law firms across the U.S.
Bob Seabolt’s Rankings and Recognitions: * Chair, Virginia Bar Association, Law Practice Management Division, 2008-2010 * Fellow, Virginia Law Foundation (2005) * Virginia Lawyers Weekly Leaders in The Law, Class (2009) * Best Lawyers in America (2008-present)
About IST Management Services
Founded in 1997, IST is the largest independently owned Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) company in the U.S. IST’s core business for the last 20+ years has been providing outsourced professional support services by combining employees who have a passion to serve with proprietary, mission-specific technologies. IST is focused on continuously improving systems and processes that offer the most efficient and cost-effective solutions for our clients.