Regarding attorney jobs over the past year, there was a “startling increase in hiring demand across virtually every practice area,” according to BCG Attorney Search, the largest recruiting firm in the nation dedicated to the placement of attorneys in law firms. (insert lawyer joke of your choice here).
A. Harrison Barnes, Managing Director of BCG Attorney Search, says, “Our clients are the largest and most prestigious law firms, and when their work picks up, it is a sign that things are going well in the economy.” (insert attorney joke of your choice here about what else it’s a sign of).
Antitrust and trade regulation law is very hot (a good opportunity to insert obligatory attorney joke about antitrust here); also booming is Internet/e-commerce law and intellectual property litigation law. Trusts and estates work is down (insert obligatory attorney joke about trust here).
Growing but less robustly than some other legal areas, there was an approximately 14 percent increase in employment law jobs.