The term “white shoe firm” is a badge of honor for quality work, and also a ball and chain.

Depending on who you talk to, the term can mean the elite of the legal community working on the most important matters for the most impactful clients. Or it can mean an antiquated and exclusory organization that is behind the times, symbolizing a way of working long gone.

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