Welcome to the Law Firm Disrupted, a briefing from Law.com editor 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.

I was fascinated when, several months ago, I stumbled across a Los Angeles Times story from 1991 looking at a long-vanished era of corporate and law firm-dining.