It’s no secret Big Law firms make the most out of their leverage to maximize profit, often mixing and matching matters and timekeepers. But some analysts say it’s now less common for corporate clients to work with the same lawyers at a given firm from matter to matter, making it easier for those relationships to diminish and for clients to ultimately move work around more.

Although clients are spending more money on outside counsel, clients have been using fewer and fewer law firms in recent years, narrowing their panel of firms, according to recent reports.