Want a Law Job? Learn the Health-Care Act

Wall Street Journal (Link to Full Article) Some companies are warning that President Barack Obama's health-care overhaul will cost jobs. It won't be in their legal departments.

Health-care companies racing to comply with the Affordable Care Act and other rules are calling in the lawyers, sparking a mini-boom for specialist attorneys who can backstop overloaded internal teams and steer clients through an increasingly crowded regulatory minefield...

It all adds up to big business for lawyers. Last year corporate clients spent $5.72 billion on legal advice for regulatory matters, including health care, and the market is projected to grow to $6 billion this year, according to a recent survey of corporate legal spending by BTI Consulting Group Inc.