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Press Release -- September 11th, 2012
Source: XO Holdings

Dickstein Shapiro Selects XO Communications for Intelligent WAN Solution

Leading Law Firm to Benefit from XO Solution Comprising XO MPLS IP-VPN, Enterprise SIP Trunking and Applications Performance Management Services

HERNDON, VA – September 11, 2012 – XO Communications today announced that it has been selected by Dickstein Shapiro LLP, one of America’s leading full-service law firms, to provide a fully redundant, converged voice and wide area networking solution for the firm’s offices nationwide.

Under the contract, XO Communications will provide an intelligent wide area networking solution to connect the firm’s locations, provide improved application visibility, and support its day-to-day communications that enable attorneys and office personnel to collaborate and access critical corporate databases and applications over a secure, high-performance network.  XO Communications is also providing an additional level of network redundancy for Dickstein Shapiro, with dual fiber connections to each office location.

Dickstein Shapiro has more than 800 attorneys and employees located in six offices throughout the United States including, Los Angeles, New York, Orange County, Silicon Valley, Stamford, and Washington DC.  The firm provides strategic counsel and develops multidisciplinary legal solutions by leveraging its core strengths in litigation, regulatory, transactions, and advocacy.

The XO solution, which includes XO MPLS IP-VPN, XO Enterprise SIP trunking and XO Applications Performance Management services, consolidates Dickstein Shapiro’s voice and data communications onto a fully-managed and secure intelligent IP network infrastructure that will support the firm’s VoIP and corporate applications.  XO MPLS IP-VPN provides the high-performance intelligent wide area network platform for the firm’s corporate wide area network and will help improve application performance and availability.  The firm will also deploy XO Enterprise SIP trunking, which provides a centralized and more cost-effective IP-PBX architecture to deliver voice services to each office on the wide area network connected by the XO MPLS IP-VPN service.  In addition, Dickstein Shapiro will benefit from 24×7 visibility to all of the applications on its wide area network through the robust performance reporting capabilities of XO Applications Performance Management.

“Our business relies on our ability to quickly and effectively provide top-notch service to our clients and we pride ourselves on providing sophisticated support that advances our clients’ needs,” said Sharon O’Meara, Dickstein Shapiro’s Chief Administrative Officer and Interim Chief Information Officer. “XO Communications shares our client service philosophy and has designed a cost-effective technology solution that meets our high standards and helps simplify the management of voice and data services while also reinforcing the performance and reliability of our network.”

“Our intelligent WAN solution will provide enhanced performance and reliability and serve as the platform to support the advanced communication needs of Dickstein Shapiro’s attorneys and staff,” said Don MacNeil, chief marketing officer at XO Communications.  “We’re excited about our new relationship with Dickstein Shapiro and our ability to work in partnership with them to bring the benefits of advanced IP communications and networking services.”

About XO Communications

XO Communications is a leading nationwide provider of advanced communications, managed network and IT infrastructure services for business, large enterprise and wholesale customers. These customers include more than half of the Fortune 500, in addition to leading cable, mobile wireless and domestic and international telecommunications companies.  XO offers a superior customer experience through its innovative data and IP solutions, its employees’ focus on customers and the proven performance of its advanced network.  To learn more about XO Communications, visit or  XO Communications is also on Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Dickstein Shapiro LLP
Dickstein Shapiro LLP, founded in 1953, is internationally recognized for its work with clients, from start-ups to Fortune 500 corporations. Dickstein Shapiro provides strategic counsel and develops multidisciplinary legal solutions by leveraging its core strengths—litigation, regulatory, transactions, and advocacy—to successfully advance clients’ business interests. The firm has offices in Los Angeles, New York, Orange County, Silicon Valley, Stamford, and Washington DC.  For more information, visit

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