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.

How to build a law firm from the ground up? It’s a question that every new boutique faces—freed from legacy systems undergirding compensation, recruiting, leverage model, administrative structure and more.