Bad News for Big Law Firms: Corporate Clients Do More Work In-House

Big Law—the business of providing legal services via independent professional partnerships—is going through a rocky period. Consolidation and culture change are the themes of the day. The inability of famous brand names, such as Patton Boggs, to survive on their own, not to mention the implosion of august partnerships such as Dewey & LeBoeuf and Howrey, speak to tumultuous times.

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