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When it comes to U.S. legal markets, outside of New York City there’s probably no market as competitive as California. The challenges can be amplified in part for mid-market firms because their smaller size makes them even more vulnerable when partners depart.

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Hank Grezlak

Hank Grezlak is the editor-in-chief for ALM's regional brands and legal theme desks and has been covering courts and law firms since 1993. He has won numerous awards for his journalism, including several for investigative reporting, columns, and enterprise reporting. In 2016 he was awarded the G.D. Crain, Jr. Award for Distinguished Editorial Career.

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