Probably the question that I get the most from Attorneys is, “how is the market?” Well it is picking up some, and my prior blog posts outline the uptick with my own metrics as a microcosm. The follow up question typically hones in on the specific practice group(s) and their subsequent levels of activity with respect to lateral openings. Therefore, I’d like to outline what I’ve been noticing in terms of frequency and commonality. While I initially expected a surge in Bankruptcy and Family law openings due to the economy, I really can’t say that I’ve noticed a sizeable uptick, but they haven’t dropped off either. Here are some of the practice group lateral associate groups that I’m seeing emerge the most through Q4 of 2020: Antitrust Attorneys, Tech Transactions Attorneys, Patent Agents, Energy Attorneys, and Finance Attorneys (particularly Structured).