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5 Trends That Rocked The Legal Industry In 2019

Law360 (December 19, 2019, 10:31 AM EST) -- From some law firms' hard-knuckle responses to discrimination lawsuits filed against them to the Big Four's ongoing creep into the legal sector, these were some of the moments and trends that shook the industry in 2019.

Firms' Aggressive Responses to Litigation

Bias claims brought by attorneys this year revealed how some shop leaders aren't afraid to fight when litigation is in play.

One of the most high-profile examples involves Jones Day. In April, a group of former associates with the BigLaw powerhouse came forward with a $200 million pregnancy and gender discrimination suit, accusing the firm of systematically underpaying women, devaluing...

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