Law Firm Responses to the Big Four
The Practice March/April 2021
While the Big Four (or Big Five) have been threatening entry into the legal market since the late ’90s, they have been quietly adding capability. How are major global law firms responding?
The Global 100 Responds to the Big Four
While the Big Four (or Big Five) have been threatening entry into the legal market since the late ’90s, they have been quietly adding capability, which now places their law practices in more than 85 countries with a legal workforce of more than 10,000 attorneys.
Expanding Their Scope
In this article, we take a closer look at what new organizational structures within law firms look like in their effort to compete with the Big Four.
Emerging Responses to the Big Four
In this article, we aim to explore how another subset of firms is responding to the Big Four—elite law firms based in the emerging economies.
The Global 100
To research how the most elite law firms around the world are thinking about and responding to the Big Four’s expansion into legal services (see “The Global 100 Responds to the Big Four”), Robert Couture turned to a much larger group: ALM’s Global 100.
Law Firms Take Note—The Big Four Have Been Busy
In recent years all four of the Big Four have announced offerings focused on partnering with in-house legal teams, and in particular legal operations.
Developing an Ecosystem of Service Providers
David B. Wilkins, faculty director of the Center on the Legal Profession, speaks with Tracey Yurko, chief legal officer and corporate secretary of Bridgewater Associates, to discuss the client’s perspective on how law firms, the Big Four, and other providers fit into the legal ecosystem.