Why This Star Litigator Left Big Law: The Draw of the Boutique

When a team of 30 lawyers decamped the litigation powerhouse Irell & Manella in early January, plenty of heads turned in the Big Law Community because of the prominence of the departing lawyers and the questions it left about what would come of the 74-year-old California firm. Big Law Business caught up with [John] Hueston several weeks after the dust settled around his departure, and, in an interview, Hueston laid out why he feels his practice is better-suited at a boutique, and why his associates will have a more meaningful role by his side.

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