Big Tech committed to offices

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Big Tech wants big offices

We spent a lot of time last week talking about the future of the physical office space. 
And while a lot of companies are embracing a permanent transition to a more flexible working environment, one industry has been doubling down on its cubicles. 
Tech companies like Google, Amazon, and Facebook have all looked to expand their office footprint while a majority of companies head in the opposite direction.
Alex Nicoll and Daniel Geiger have the full story on why Big Tech is still committed to offices. It’s an interesting dynamic, as many of the tech companies have also maintained they support employees working from home. 
Click here for the full story.

Here are top 10 legal tech startups that have raised the most VC funding from investors like Bessemer Venture Partners and Andreessen Horowitz

Add “tech” at the end of any industry, and there is a good chance you’ll find a ton of startups pitching themselves as disrupting the space through technology. Yoonji Han has the details on 10 legal tech startups that have raised the most funding from VC investors. See the full list here.

 2 GCs on how they made the switch from Big Law firms like Ropes & Gray and Sullivan & Cromwell to the buzzy world of startups

We’ve spoken before about what draws lawyers to startups. Yoonji Han spoke to two general counsels at fintechs — Toast and Stash — to understand why they went from BigLaw to a startup. Here’s the full story.

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