My tech startup is looking to hire a lawyer for our legal needs. I've narrowed it down to two people: one is a partner who has been practicing law for over 20 years and the other is an associate who's been practicing law for about 10 years. They both seem to know what they are talking about. The fee for the partner is significantly higher.
Is there anything that a partner can do that the associate can't? Anything else I should look for?