The big keep getting bigger. The nation’s largest 250 law firms grew by 4 percent in 2006, according to this year’s NLJ 250, the National Law Journal’s annual ranking of the largest U.S. firms based on number of lawyers. The largest of the lot, Baker & McKenzie, has more than 3,500 lawyers. So is bigger better? Does size matter?

On this week’s legal-affairs podcast Coast to Coast, we take a closer look at the numbers and their meaning. Joining my co-host J. Craig Williams and me to discuss the survey are:

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.