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Big Law can pat itself on the back for its financial performance in 2020. And it should. But that victory is in the books, and there’s no guarantee firms will see a repeat.

Issues around talent development, cultural integration and whether or not clients will be as in need of high-end (and high-rate) work as the pandemic wanes will weigh heavily in 2021, according to firm leaders and industry experts. 

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Patrick Smith

Patrick Smith, based in New York, covers the business of law, including the ways law firms compete for clients and talent, cannabis law and marketing innovation. Reach him at [email protected] or on Twitter at @nycpatrickd

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