The only reason we have the case is that I was a junior associate who was light on work when it was filed. We get a daily notice of new filings. The lawsuit looked massive, so I pulled the complaint online. I figured out that one of the key defendants was the client of a partner in another office of my firm. I had never met the partner, but I spent about four hours independently researching the claims against his client. I called him, introduced myself, and gave him a brief memo on a key issue and the complaint. He was on a plane the next day. We got the case. The partner retired and the client is now mine. I use the example to our associates all the time.