9 Practice Areas That Can Help Young Attorneys Recession-Proof Their Careers, According to Top Lawyers and Recruiters
Amid the upheaval wrought by the coronavirus pandemic, navigating the rocky job market can be tough.
The legal industry certainly wasn't immune to the disruption: Many law school graduates were, and still are, stuck in a state of limbo, while top law firms pulled the trigger on pay cuts, layoffs, and furloughs, as previously reported in Business Insider.
Business Insider spoke with five lawyers across various practice areas and two prominent recruiters on the types of law they think are smart to specialize in now, and what skills they see as crucial going in.
"The risks and dangers of the world we live in are now so varied… We all live within minutes of disaster," said Jim Murray, the lead insurance-recovery partner at Blank Rome.
Murray explained that virtually any product a company makes is at risk. For instance, mask-manufacturing companies, if proven faulty, could be held liable for social negligence or fraud.
"Insurance will never go away so long as there's risk in the world," he said.
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“9 Practice Areas That Can Help Young Attorneys Recession-Proof Their Careers, According to Top Lawyers and Recruiters,” by Yoonji Han was published in Business Insider on August 25, 2020.