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National Law Journal Features Durie Tangri In Its Litigation Boutiques Hot List

February 13, 2012

National Law Journal Features Durie Tangri  In Its Litigation Boutiques Hot List

The National Law Journal’s inaugural “Litigation Boutiques Hot List” features 10 small firms that “take second place to no one in courtroom skill.  These are the firms important clients turn to for state-of-the-art advocacy in bet-the-company cases.”   Among the firms selected was Durie Tangri.  The NLJ noted Durie Tangri’s recent summary judgment success in various cases, including the firm’s recent win on behalf of Yelp! in a case which “had ramifications for several of the firm's clients, including Netflix Inc., Ticketmaster LLC and LinkedIn Corp., which had been separately sued over the same patent.”  The NLJ also noted Durie Tangri’s focus on flexible billing arrangements, quoting Daralyn Durie: "We saw a sweet spot … of trying to think about how to handle, in particular, certain kinds of IP cases on a different cost model," Durie said. "A lot of clients were frustrated that work gets done on an hourly basis, but it was hard for them to evaluate what they're getting for that work."  About one-third of the firm’s work is billed on an alternative billing model.