Ex-Foley, AstraZeneca Lawyers Launch IP Boutique

Law360, New York (October 20, 2009, 4:30 PM EDT) -- Two intellectual property lawyers who say they're frustrated with the billing rates at big-league law firms have launched Boston boutique Yamauchi & Mason LLC, which they say will forgo fancy offices and operate on a lean budget to save clients money.

The new boutique will complete its organization process by Friday, said Yamauchi, who most recently was a senior associate at Foley & Lardner LLP.

The ex-Foley IP lawyer joined that firm about six months before the economy began to slow down. “That's when it hit...
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