Holland & Knight appellate practice chair Laurie Webb Daniel has departed the firm after 28 years to launch a national appellate boutique in Atlanta, as she looks for more efficient rates for her clients and greater flexibility for her own practice.

Webb Daniel Friedlander, at which Webb Daniel is joined by former Holland & Knight associate Matt Friedlander, has already filed the first court documents under the new firm name. The firm is already signing up appellate clients from Holland & Knight, Webb Daniel said in an interview, describing her practice as helping national clients turn around runaway verdicts in the range of $20 million to $120 million.