Microsoft taps boutique firms for specialty work

Among them, Vierra Magen focuses on patent filings, Wiltshire & Grannis concentrates on FCC matters.

, The National Law Journal

Microsoft may be one of the biggest companies on the planet. But when in-house lawyers at the software giant go shopping for outside counsel, they're well aware that big doesn't necessarily mean better. To the contrary, they've found that small boutique firms can handle many jobs just as well and often at lower rates than a megafirm would charge.

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