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We’ve talked in this space before about the phenomenon of spinoff firms—partners breaking off from much larger firms and forming small boutiques, often litigation boutiques. They’ve popped up everywhere, and there’s a belief among some consultants that they have a bright future, because they are able to do sophisticated, high-end work, but are not burdened by all the overhead and bureaucracy of big firms, so they tend to offer better pricing.

Hank Grezlak

Hank Grezlak is the editor-in-chief for ALM's legal theme desks, Law.com and regional publications, 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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