Bloomberg Law
June 9, 2021, 9:26 AM

Big Four Said to Sidestep U.S. Law Firm Competition, For Now

Sam Skolnik
Sam Skolnik

The Big Four accounting companies are not likely to try to directly compete with law firms in Arizona and Utah until other states follow their lead in loosening restrictions on legal service providers, according to a top voice in industry innovation.

“They are creatures of scale, not one-offs,” Don Bivens, chair of the American Bar Association’s Center for Innovation, and a former member of an Arizona task force that recommended rule changes in the state, said of Deloitte, EY, KPMG, and PwC.

Bivens told Bloomberg Law that he has discussed with Deloitte executive Bob Taylor regulatory changes that can clear ...

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