Employment Boutiques Step Up To Full-Service Firms

Law360, New York (January 15, 2010, 8:35 PM EST) -- With the opening of a new Jackson Lewis LLP office composed entirely of disaffected DLA Piper attorneys, experts are considering whether lower or alternative billing practices can help firms specializing in labor and employment law go toe to toe with the full-service titans.

When Richard J. Hafets, formerly the head of DLA Piper's Baltimore labor and employment group, relocated his nine-attorney team, the move had the legal community buzzing — not only because of the size of the lateral hire but also because the departure seemed...
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