We checked in with Copeland, who specializes in complex commercial litigation, to take his pulse on 2010.
“As the economy becomes more robust, we are going to see a lot more money spent on litigation arising out of the economy improving, litigation arising out of transactions,” Copeland said. “In that same vein, in the last year, we’ve seen a lot of workout litigation. That’s going to continue for some time.”
Bring on the fights — after the jump.
“As more people start to go back to work and companies start to do more deals, we are starting to see more mobility by employees and executives, and typically we see more litigation out of that, whether it’s about trade secrets or financial information,” Copeland said.
In his new leadership position, Copeland said, he’s going to emphasize growth and high-level client services.
“What we are really trying to do is be as externally focused as possible,” he said. “A lot of law firms spend a lot of time looking internally too much, instead of looking externally at what their clients want and what the market demands.”
— Amanda Royal
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