Go big or go home seemed to be the motto of large Pennsylvania law firms when it came to growth opportunities in 2011. One-off laterals, which had slowed to a crawl since the recession hit, have recently picked up only slightly. That tactic seems to have been replaced with the desire to pick off whole practice groups or smaller firms.
For Big Pa. Firms, a Year of Poaching Groups
The Legal Intelligencer
January 3, 2012