Welcome to the Law Firm Disrupted, a briefing from Law.com reporter Dan Packel that surveys new competitive pressures on law firms and how their managers are coping, plus insights on the tactics and tech employed by would-be disruptors. Have an opinion? Email me here. Want to be alerted to this dispatch in your inbox every Thursday? Sign up here.

There’s a sweet spot for the mergers that are taking place in the market right now, Fairfax Associates consultant Lisa Smith told my colleague Andrew Maloney. And it’s all about getting to a certain scale.