Sunday, December 2, 2012

Law Practice: What’s Hot & What’s Not

At Attorney at Work, consultant Bob Denney offers his list of practice areas that are red hot, hot, becoming hot, and cool. Here are the areas that are red hot:

  • Energy. At many firms throughout the U.S., but particularly in Texas, Ohio, West Virginia and Western Pennsylvania. Oil and gas are the main drivers, while air and water quality continue to be environmental issues.
  • Health Care. Most of the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) goes into effect January 14, 2013, but there are still questions about certain issues. A major one for employers, their advisors, most states and even the federal government is setting up the exchanges and whether some employers will drop insurance altogether.
  • Sports Law. Not really a separate area, though, because it can involve various practice areas such as M&A, Labor and Employment, Intellectual Property and Advertising.


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