DLA Piper is pleased to announce that the firm has been selected for the 2016 World’s Best Outsourcing Advisors list by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals.

Each year, the IAOP produces the list ranking the top 20 law firms and consulting firms related to outsourcing from around the world. Judging was based on a set of measurable standards and an evaluation by a panel of outsourcing leaders, demonstrating “a commitment to excellence and continuous improvement.” The full list and other outsourcing rankings from the IAOP will be published in a special issue of Fortune in June 2016.

“Choosing the right partners is more important than ever. Companies that outsource, not only in the traditional sense but also through the wide array of the ever-changing, collaborative business models, are scrutinizing their providers very closely,” said Debi Hamill, IAOP CEO. The IAOP list “is the definitive guide to help companies research and compare service providers with whom they are considering relationships.”

“With supply chains evolving at a rapid pace, new risks — cyber security and otherwise — are presenting imposing challenges,” said Vinny Sanchez, global co-chair of DLA Piper’s Technology, Sourcing, and Commercial practice. “We’re honored to be recognized by IAOP as we continue to seek creative solutions to new problems.”

“We couldn’t be more excited to be part of this select group of outsourcing advisors,” added Kit Burden, global co-head of DLA Piper’s Technology Sector. “From robotic process automation to cloud services, new technologies are constantly forcing us to innovate and improve. We look forward to continuing to lead the way in the years to come.”

The award comes on the heels of DLA Piper’s Technology and Sourcing group’s book, “Outsourcing: A Practical Guide,” published in late 2015. Using the expertise of DLA Piper’s Technology and Sourcing teams, the book examines the complete life cycle of an outsourcing contract, as well as the legal and contractual complications inherent in such projects.

The original press release can be found here on DLA Piper’s website.