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It may be a specialty niche, but itsn’t specialties the way forward for small law firms?

Last year, Tsan Abrahamson jumped from her post as worldwide IP and licensing counsel at LeapFrog Enterprises Inc. to start her own firm focused on sweepstakes and trademark law.

Now she’s getting reinforcements. Katherine Spelman, a partner at DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary, joined the firm last week, along with Deborah Davis Han, a former Cooley Godward associate.

“I’m very excited about it,” said Abrahamson, whose shop also includes two contract attorneys. “The one thing you miss in a small or solo practice is the day-to-day interactions with other attorneys. Having people in the office on a day-to-day basis in many ways makes me a better lawyer.”

With the addition of two partners, Abrahamson is changing the firm’s name from Abrahamson Group to Cobalt.

British MP George Galloway and his opponent the Daily Telegraph will leave no stone unturned to sort out what could be a spectacular libel case.

One of the authors claiming Dan Brown’s bestseller The Da Vinci Code copied his ideas has admitted he exaggerated his case in an interview with a journalist.