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With outsized billing rates making even mainstream news reports—a Kirkland & Ellis partner’s $1,745 hourly rate in the Toys R Us bankruptcy recently caught the attention of The New York Times—there’s no question clients are watching the numbers closely.

But are they balking? It depends who you ask.

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Ryan Lovelace

Ryan Lovelace is based in Washington, D.C., and covers the intersection of law firm business, lobbying and the federal government. Contact him at [email protected] On Twitter: @lovelaceryand

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