When it comes to Indian law and related practice areas, attorney James Meggesto discusses with Law360 the benefits of working at large firm such as Holland & Knight.
"I know I can pick up a phone and have a team of lawyers working on it," Mr. Meggesto said. Larger firms tend to handle a tribe's multimillion-dollar projects in the casino or energy industries, and he says, smaller boutique law firms often handle the everyday affairs.
“When tribes don't have a robust in-house counsel system, boutiques fill that space at a different rate structure able to provide general counsel,” he said. “It's not economical for a big firm like ours to provide the day-to-day legal work.”
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