Lathrop GPM

Law Firm Relies on a Range of Riverbed Solutions to Make Sure Lawyers never Stop Working because Their Network is Down
legal law customer story


  • Improve network performance to ensure availability of attorneys’ voice, video conferencing and legal software
  • Eliminate disruptive 90-second failovers causing dropped calls and work stoppage
  • Use redundant MPLS networks more efficiently to save costs


  • Path selection works with existing infrastructure and required no capital expense
  • Failovers reduced to nondisruptive 5 seconds or less; attorneys never notice a problem
  • 200% to 300% increase in network capacity at no capital expense
  • Ability to implement bandwidth-intensive applications such as HD interactive video
  • Attorneys experience LAN-like performance over the WAN
  • Improved SLA for network performance
  • Alluvio™ NPM reduces troubleshooting time to minutes; helps company make better technology investments


Lathrop GPM has 320 attorneys nationwide serving clients in the areas of litigation, intellectual property and business. Chambers USA ranks Lathrop GPM’s corporate, environmental, media and entertainment, labor and employment, litigation and real estate practices among the best in their regions. For more information, visit

Headquartered in Kansas City, Lathrop GPM has regional offices throughout the United States, from Los Angeles to Boston. The headquarters and 9 regional offices are linked to each other and to the firm’s two data centers by two separate 100-megabit MPLS networks (from different providers). Each data center has its own Internet connection as well. MPLS redundancy is critical because all of the firm’s critical applications–Office, Exchange, Outlook, legal document management system (Autonomy iManage), VoIP and video
conferencing (Cisco Unified Communications Manager) – are centralized in the data centers and delivered over the MPLS network.




If one network sits passive 95% of the time, that’s not a real good use of that investment, especially when we have offices that are at the upper threshold of their current circuits,

David Alberico, network manager

Lathrop GPM

I would say the most important thing to the end users, and to especially our partners here, is the SLA has improved.

David Alberico, network manager

Lathrop GPM


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