Partner Peter Lando interview with Law360
When we started, there were three of us and we were partners at another firm in Boston here. We had an idea about how the practice of law can be. What happened throughout the ’90s, particularly in our field in intellectual property, the firms grew larger, and there was a move afoot in the late ’90s where starting associate salaries skyrocketed, and accompanying that was the billing rates and accompanying that was a focus purely on the business of law. It was all about how much money one could make. If you lose yourself to that, it’s kind of like a narcotic, you don’t pay attention to what else is happening and you focus on that and not what you should be, in our judgment.