Boston’s hot legal market is keeping law firm recruiters busy, with a number of firms from outside the city adding partners in recent weeks to tap into targeted client bases. The growing demand for the region has some suggesting firms need increased specialization—rather than a generalist approach—to compete for clients and talent.

Industry watchers have pointed to the growing pool of entrepreneurs in Boston as a source of all this movement, as the area’s health care, biotechnology, life sciences and technology sectors grow, and its private equity market strengthens.