Analysis

Lateral Market Expected To Heat Up In 2018

Law360, New York (January 1, 2018, 3:04 PM EST) -- Recruiters say the lateral market has bounced back from its somewhat quiet start earlier in 2017 and are expecting a robust 2018, fueled primarily by corporate, mergers and acquisitions and private equity work, with a particular emphasis on the technology sector, as well as increasing demand for data privacy and cybersecurity expertise.

The relative slowdown in lateral activity was due in part to the wariness created by a surprising election and uncertainty about where President Donald Trump's administration would focus its priorities, specifically with regards to shifts in regulation and new legislation, recruiters said.

"After a somewhat slow start to the...

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