Weil's Fee Gutting in Iowa Leads to 'Bargain-Basement' Billing Concerns

, New York Law Journal


There's a certain schadenfreude in seeing a global law firm with more than $1 billion in annual revenue taken down a peg by a judge in Des Moines. But the episode also raises concerns for lawyers who say it demonstrates a risk high-priced coastal law firms face when they go to court in smaller markets and could make Big Law practitioners wary of practicing in smaller cities.

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