Finnegan Henderson Defies "Boutique" Label

Law360, New York (May 1, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- With 300 attorneys and seven offices, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner’s classification as a boutique firm is wearing thin.

“I don’t know if we constitute a boutique because a boutique connotes something small,” conceded managing partner Christopher Foley. “We value what we’ve created whether it’s a boutique or not. We treasure our IP-only label.”

But what else do you call a firm that practices only intellectual property? As some IP-only firms like Fish & Neave and Pennie & Edmond have merged with general practice firms,...
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