The Big Law landscape in Chicago has significantly changed lately, with at least eight Am Law 200 firms entering the city since the pandemic, including several through group additions or firm acquisitions.

And the experience of Crowell & Moring, which entered the city a year ago through a merger with IP firm Brinks Gilson & Lione, highlights that law firms are capturing new work in the city by expanding on client relationships from the legacy firms or groups they acquired.