Analysis

Big 4, Alternative Providers Continue Their March On BigLaw

By Emma Cueto (December 17, 2020, 4:44 PM EST) -- Throughout 2020, the Big Four accounting firms and alternative legal service providers continued to grow and solidify their place in the U.S. legal industry even amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The year was a particular highlight for the Big Four firms, with their collective U.S. offerings expanding and with two states making nods toward public policy changes that could open the door for the global behemoths to practice law in America, as they do elsewhere.

"If they start allowing what they call alternative business structures in the U.S., it could be an open field," said Brad Blickstein, co-head of the new law...

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