In Obama Era, DC May Become New Legal Hot Spot

Law360, New York (August 19, 2009, 6:46 PM EDT) -- As a result of the likely increase in regulation from the Obama administration, so many law firms are looking to boost their capabilities in Washington that some consultants say the nation's capital could replace New York as the legal industry's power center.

According to legal consultants and recruiters, law firms are considering increasing their manpower in the Beltway, and more attorneys are spending time in Washington.

However, some industry observers doubt there will be a permanent shift in power because few clients are based in the...
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