It’s not complicated. Big Law is in a relationship with the state of California and it’s getting serious. 

The regional market has seen a flurry of new entrants in the last two years, as firm such as Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison; Debevoise & Plimpton; and Jenner & Block, and international firms Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Allen & Overy, added offices in the tech-heavy region.