Monday, December 9, 2013

Growing Practice Areas


Health Care Law
This field includes regulatory work for health systems and practitioners, policy work within government to advocacy work for patients or health care professions and different kinds of litigation.

Compliance Law
Compliance with state and federal regulations in the technology, corporations, financial services, pharmaceutical and healthcare industries are growing by leaps and bounds.

Administrative Law
Hearings and appeals on Social Security disability, Medicare and veterans' benefits are growing all the time.

Intellectual Property Law
Includes patents, trademarks and copyrights.

Family Law
Approximately 50% of married couples eventually divorce.  As more states approve gay marriage, more complex issues arise.

Immigration Law
In addition to the hundreds of thousands of immigrants face deportation every year, employers in certain industries seek to bring more foreign workers into the U.S.

Employment Law
In addition to issues involving employment rights, wage and hour lawsuits have been increasing.  Social media in the workplace is a hot topic.

For more information, see The National Jurist, Sept. 2013, Vol. 23, No. 1