The 4 Hottest Practice Areas For 2020

By Michele Gorman (January 1, 2020, 12:04 PM EST) -- Four practice areas are primed to skyrocket in 2020 as in-house legal departments turn to specialized lawyers to help navigate the uncertainty of nascent industries and respond to new demands from the government and the public.

Corporate legal teams have gradually brought more work in-house in recent years and are now able to handle at least some of the areas traditionally devoted to outside counsel. But as they continue to grapple with more legal needs and cost pressures in the new year, general counsel will likely call on firms known for expertise in niche areas, experts say.

"Law firms will continue...

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