“The pandemic has caused a wholesale reevaluation of what it means to be a law firm.” By that, Robins Kaplan Los Angeles-based partner Roman M. Silberfeld means that plaintiffs firms are struggling with the question of whether lawyers will ever return to the office five days a week.

Like larger law firms and most other businesses, plaintiffs firms are grappling with both immediate health issues around office work as well as longer-term employee preferences for flexibility. But for the litigation-heavy plaintiffs bar, remote work is not a fan-favorite among leadership.