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Smaller Firms' Message To Big Law on Alternative Fees: Join the Club

Microsoft's vow to make its outside lawyers bill nearly all their work under alternative fee arrangements caused a stir, given large law firms' traditional devotion to the billable hour. But for a growing number of mostly smaller firms, those anxieties highlight a Big Law business model they've already left behind.

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Microsoft’s vow to make its outside lawyers bill nearly all their work under alternative fee arrangements caused a stir in August, given large law firms’ traditional devotion to the billable hour. See, “Jittery Firms Put On Brave Face as Microsoft Targets Billable Hour,” The American Lawyer.

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