Has been reported by BCG Attorney Search, specifically:
"…a continuing general increase in the demand for attorneys by America’s top law firms. A few practice areas saw especially significant growth due to law firms’ bringing aboard an additional number of associates and partners. The fastest-growing practice area was antitrust and trade regulation law, which witnessed an increase in demand for attorneys of a startling 1,200 percent when comparing November 2005 to November 2004."
"Internet/E-commerce law saw a 500-percent spike, and intellectual property litigation law experienced a 400-percent surge. ‘The increase in demand in these areas is very much reflective of the nationwide trend that is witnessing the growth of business activity in most parts of the country,’ said [A. Harrison Barnes, Managing Director of BCG Attorney Search]."
You’ll also find more data about other practice areas in this article…