IP, Energy Laterals Will Be Hot Commodities In 2013

Law360, New York (January 1, 2013, 10:10 PM EST) -- As law firms plunge ahead with lateral hiring in 2013, energy and intellectual property practices are expected to be the most active recruiting areas, with anticipated action on pending legislation and regulatory changes in both sectors generating new challenges for clients, according to experts.

Ninety-six percent of law firms surveyed in an October report issued by ALM Legal Intelligence and LexisNexis said they planned to continue lateral hiring over the next two years. From defending against patent trolls and protecting from trade secrets theft to lawsuits...
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