Boutiques, Smaller Firms Set Pace For Social Media Law

By Natalie Rodriguez (December 2, 2015, 8:12 PM EST) -- Although demand for social media-related legal counsel is growing exponentially and has piqued some BigLaw interest, the practice area remains largely dominated by midsize law firms and boutiques, including one newcomer that claims to be the world's first dedicated solely to social media legal issues.

It is largely boutiques and BigLaw outsiders — and now a one-attorney shop in Miami dedicating itself to social media law — that have been nimbly carving out space for these low-leverage platforms, which promise value-add opportunities for their client base, according to experts.

"It's a different kind of practice, more akin to a tax practice,"...

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