Firms Ditch Headquarters To Win Global Clients

By Andrew Strickler (August 4, 2014, 5:41 PM EDT) -- The reach of international business is inspiring more international law firms to reject home office headquarters in favor of a "world citizen" mentality they hope will promote cohesion among far-flung partners and better mirror their globalized clients. 

While many prominent BigLaw firms still promote their historical roots in one city or region, many of Law360's Global 20 firms say their organizations have evolved, both in size and in culture, past the point where a single headquarters branch would hold any meaning.

The rejection of a single home base can be a legitimate reflection of a firm's international aspirations, said Mary Young, a...

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