Legal Salary Data and Hiring Trends
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In-demand practice areas
Legal professionals with experience in the following high-demand practice areas are seeing competitive salaries – and multiple job offers.
Contracts - Businesses need help with reviewing agreements and negotiating leases, and financial institutions need legal teams to revise contracts as they transition from the London Interbank Offered Rate to a new baseline rate by the end of 2021.
Labor and employment - Businesses need legal advice for employee health, safety and privacy; office reentry; workplace discrimination; and wrongful terminations, among other issues.
Healthcare - Hospitals, medical providers, insurance companies and drug manufacturers need legal counsel as they tackle litigation, compliance, insurance defense, payment disputes and patient privacy matters.
Privacy, data security and information law - Companies need data privacy specialists who can help them navigate the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDRP) and U.S. state-specific laws, such as the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Data security experts are needed to safeguard corporate assets and confidential information as more employees work remotely.
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