Litigation Trends in the Downturn and Preparing for the Next Phase

August 19, 2020 at 1:00 PM

Ordinarily, an economic downturn brings a rise in civil litigation, particularly in labor and employment and contract disputes. But this recession is different: With courts nationwide shut down for months, and much of the global economy interrupted, there has been an overall dip in lawsuits filed rather than a boom (at least so far). Of course, some types of litigation are already booming, and some are likely to trend up soon.

In this webinar, we will discuss how the Covid-19 crisis compares to former recessions and what lessons can be learned from this. We will analyze the factors that are driving or stifling litigation, where litigation has picked up, and the challenges legal departments and law firms are facing. Our experienced speakers will share an overview of strategies for managing the current situation and preparing your litigation teams for near- and long-term changes.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Analyzing the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on litigation and the legal industry as a whole
  2. Identifying the most common types of litigation in the current situation and where there might be pent-up demand
  3. Hearing from legal practitioners about strategies for anticipating demand for litigation resources and preparing for market shifts

Who would benefit most from attending this program?

This webinar is intended for corporate counsel, law firm partners and associates, and legal practitioners involved in litigation issues.