Long home to some of the world’s largest and most influential law firms, and also a major hub for most national and global firms, New York has had outsize influence on the legal industry for quite some time. But we live in the now, and it might be time for most firms to stop trying to live that New York lifestyle. 

To varying degrees, New York has been the driving force in the legal industry behind salaries, workplace culture, industry status and practice area focus for decades.