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Being big has its virtues, but in the present moment midsize law firms—many of which occupy the Am Law 200 or compose the group next in line for entry—are finding advantages in their smaller stature.

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Industry observers and midsize law firm leaders, including two whose firms are among those knocking at the door of the Am Law 200, say that in a time of economic and social upheaval, bigger may not, in fact, be better.

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Ben Seal

Ben Seal is managing editor of The American Lawyer. He joined the magazine in February 2018, and previously spent five years working for The Legal Intelligencer, editing the paper's magazines and supplements and reporting on Pennsylvania's state courts, legislature and Attorney General's Office. Contact him at bseal@alm.com or @BSealTAL.

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