The 5 Hottest Practice Areas For 2017

By Aebra Coe (January 2, 2017, 1:03 PM EST) -- Last year's political, technological and industry earthquakes have shaken up the business world and will leave law firms scrambling to keep up with an influx of need for their expertise in the new year.

The new presidential administration and subsequent shifting regulatory environment will likely influence which practice areas are hot or not in 2017, along with other drivers such as the growth of new U.S. industries and technological advancements, according to law firm consultants.

"Any time there is a change in administration or parties, there will be additional regulatory work," law firm management consultant Peter Zeughauser explained. "This time we're...

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