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ATL APP 2016: A Level Playing Field? How Boutiques Compete

The continued growth and increased acceptance of legal technologies has created an environment in which many solo practitioners and small firms are becoming more interested in acquiring work that has been traditionally deemed exclusively for large firms. In this report from On The Road, host Bob Ambrogi speaks with attorney Carolyn Elefant, Kroub, Silbersher & Kolmykov PLLC founding partner Gaston Kroub, and Headlands Law Group founder Andrew Dick about techniques small law practitioners can use to better compete in the world of large law.

Carolyn Elefant is a lawyer in Washington D.C. with an energy regulatory practice and also a national author and speaker on solo and small firm law practice and created the blog, MyShingle.com, the longest running and most comprehensive blog on solo and small firm practice.

Gaston Kroub is a founding partner of Kroub, Silbersher & Kolmykov PLLC, an intellectual property boutique law firm in New York City. Gaston also writes the weekly “Beyond Biglaw” column for AbovetheLaw.com, and a weekly newsletter called the “Markman Note” on patent litigation events of interest to investors for Mimesislaw.com.

After receiving his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, and law degree from NYU Law, Andrew Dick spent several years as a transactional associate at the international law firms of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP and Morrison & Foerster LLP. In 2013, Andrew founded Headlands Law Group in order to continue to provide the same top quality legal service in a boutique law firm setting.