Law Firms Find Their Niche In Silicon Valley

Law360, New York (August 8, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The pied piper of Silicon Valley must be hard at work, considering that in the past week, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Reed Smith and Alston & Bird LLP have all announced plans to set up shop in Palo Alto, Calif., bringing the total of NLJ250 firms with Valley branches to over 50.

Law office openings in Silicon Valley are nothing new: lucrative technology ventures have lured firms looking to practice corporate and IP law to Northern California since the 1980s. But the trickle of law firms...
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