2. to threaten to sue someone
2. "Laura's threatening to sue me over the marshmallow incident."
"Seriously? I never thought she would lawyer up over that."
The answer to this dilemma is actually quite simple. Wait for the antagonist to step over the line and than take action by violating one of their new rules. Than cause a ruckus by taking a citation of some sort and act as your own defense. This causes the the antagonist to have to "Lawyer Up" in order to put you on the defensive.
You act as your own defense . . . while they have to spend thousands maybe even millions trying to put you down. Call for interrogatories, depositions and keep great records of all their machinations. Spread your story of "David vs. Goliath" to the media and watch them implode from their own top heavy handed approach.
Boy . . . they are going to have to Lawyer up to beat this one!