In Shia’s BREAKING AWAY column she announces that Chris Esbrook has left Kirkland & Ellis to start his own firm–Esbrook Law, providing “elite services for value-based fee structures.” The Chicago attorney spent 15 years at Kirkland–including as a partner. “I think this is where commercial litigation is headed. Businesses have never been under more intense pressure to be efficient, including with their legal costs, but it’s ultimately counterproductive to sacrifice quality in choosing a lawyer.”