Some big-firm lawyers are going midsize - and loving it

Scooped up in big mergers amid boom times, attorneys who specialize in regional business are realizing that they are a better match at smaller shops

, The National Law Journal


Michael Napoli had to get honest with himself. As a partner in the Dallas office of K&L Gates, he was representing mainly midtier clients in commercial and securities litigation. "If I were representing Google, K&L Gates would be the right place. But I'm not that guy. I'm never going to be that guy," said Napoli, 45.

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