Littler Recasts Megafirm Model In Overseas Expansion

Law360, New York (October 15, 2015, 9:36 PM EDT) -- While megafirms like Dentons and DLA Piper are changing the legal landscape with their Swiss verein structure, employment powerhouse Littler Mendelson PC has pushed overseas with a small-scale version of that business model focusing on local credibility over international branding — a strategy likely to be replicated by other narrowly focused firms, experts say.

Following the firm’s latest addition of a German boutique, Littler is taking advantage of many benefits of a verein system — including an ability to monitor the quality of legal work and responsiveness impossible in an affiliate model — while avoiding the increasingly complex client conflict issues...

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