In a state where solo and small firm practitioners make up the bulk of the bar, Ekaterina Schoenefeld of Princeton has become something of a spokeswoman. A Russian immigrant, Schoenefeld spent years, and considerable effort and expense, challenging a New York law requiring lawyers practicing law in that state to maintain a physical office there. Last year she filed a certiorari petition with the U.S. Supreme Court. That step in the litigation proved to be the last—the court earlier this year declined to take the case—but it’s safe to say Schoenefeld has moved the needle.

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