Survey: IP & M&A Still Hot Areas

Good to know where law client needs (& $$$) are headed:

"Intellectual property as well as mergers and acquisitions are still red-hot practice areas, while insurance coverage and environmental law are cooling off, according to legal consultant Robert Denney‘s 18th annual ‘What’s Hot and What’s Not in the Legal Profession’ report.

"In addition, Denney said that interest in the Latin American legal market [PDF] is growing, and Chicago and Las Vegas are the U.S. cities now attracting the attention of law firms.

"The report compiled lists of trends in the profession in areas of business development, marketing, practice growth, mergers and management."