Myers Bigel, known by one peer as a "very good boutique," is a single-office, Raleigh-based firm. Although attorneys do provide a full range of IP services, the firm is largely known for its top-quality patent prosecution and counseling. However, litigation comprises roughly 20 percent of the firm's overall workload in intellectual property-related legal services. Attorneys in the firm's biotechnology industry practice group are well-versed in subjects such as immunology, nucleic acids, vaccines and plant-related technologies. Managing partner Jim Cannon concentrates his practice on patent prosecution in the mechanical engineering, chemistry and biotechnology sectors. Other stars at the firm include Randal Ayers and David Beatty.