How BigLaw Is Adapting To Plaintiff-Side Litigation

By Elizabeth Korchin (September 26, 2019, 3:41 PM EDT) -- In the legal profession, there used to be a great chasm between the BigLaw attorney on the one side and the swashbuckling plaintiffs lawyer on the other. The largest law firms and the lawyers who worked at them were perceived as conservative, risk-averse and almost always aligned with corporate defendants. The plaintiffs bar, meanwhile, used to conjure much different associations. The idealized plaintiffs lawyer flaunted a flamboyant style, a gambler's mentality and an affinity for Davids over corporate Goliaths.

Those stereotypes have all but crumbled in recent years. A number of BigLaw partners[1] — myself included[2] — have made the leap...

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