Firms Say Industry Focuses Offer Edge In M&A Work

Law360, New York (November 4, 2009, 6:30 PM EST) -- While some observers say the tactic is more marketing strategy than substance, law firms are increasingly organizing themselves into industry-specific groups, a trend that some firms say has helped them develop or maintain an edge in landing mergers and acquisitions and other corporate business, even in the recession.

Representatives from firms including Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP, Reed Smith LLP and Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP say their industry-level focuses have helped them cultivate M&A and corporate business in areas such as e-commerce, financial services, life...
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