Litigators from several prestigious firms, including Boies Schiller Flexner; Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison; Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; and Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd have created a 15-attorney boutique that touts itself as a “new Big Law model.”

The new firm, Roche Cyrulnik Freedman, opened its doors the first week of January and is the first major spinoff from the two-decade-old Boies Schiller. Former Boies Schiller attorneys Kyle Roche, Vel Freedman and Jason Cyrulnik are name partners. Freedman, based in Miami, and former Boies Schiller equity partner Ted Normand, based in New York, are the firm’s co-chairs.