Some Lawyers Set To Earn Top Billing Rates In '10

Law360, New York (October 7, 2009, 12:24 PM EDT) -- In the race for client business, not all practice areas are created equal. In 2010, lawyers commanding premium rates will be in regulatory, bet-the-company litigation, intellectual property litigation, and mergers and acquisitions, according to a new report from the BTI Consulting Group Inc. (Wellesley, Mass.)

Despite demands from corporate counsel for discounts and alternative fee arrangements, companies are willing to ease up the price pressure when it comes to dealing with issues that represent the greatest potential for risk, the report shows. Because in today's market,...
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