Fulbright & Jaworski’s New Litigation Survey Reports Drop in Number of Litigation Matters Against U.S. Corporations

Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP, has released its Fourth Annual Litigation Trends Survey of more than 300 corporations within the U.S. and U.K.  This report is the largest conducted of business litigation matters.  According to the survey, while litigation between employers and employees did not dissolve completely, it did taper off.  Seventeen percent of the respondents reported they did not go to court for any lawsuits within the past year, an increase of 6% over last year.  Only 65% stated they initiated lawsuits, down from 88% in 2004.  Moreover, 22% said they expected litigation to rise in the next 12 months, down 10% from the previous year.

Does this have any effect on employment for major law firms?  Is it time to get cross-trained?  Any thoughts?

For a full report, please go to www.fulbright.com/litigationtrends.