Hiring: Bankruptcy, Litigation, Corporate Governance Expertise in Demand

March 30, 2008 Despite mixed economic reports, nearly half (45 percent) of law firms and corporate legal departments expect to hire additional lawyers in the next 12 months, a new survey shows. Just 3 percent of attorneys said their firms would be reducing the size of their legal teams in the coming year. The specialty areas anticipated to grow the fastest, according to those polled, include bankruptcy, litigation, and ethics and corporate governance.

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