HIGHLIGHTS       FOR MANAGING PARTNERS       FOR MARKETERS       FOR PRACTICE LEADERS       2017 TRENDS

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Executive Summary (Download a complimentary PDF)

Introduction
High Opportunity in a Low Growth Market

Market Trends in 2017
5 Overarching Trends Driving the Future of the Legal Industry:

  • 4 of the 5 Largest Practices Getting More Legal Budget in 2017
  • Data Security Demand Outstrips Supply
  • Corporate Legal Spending Hits Record
  • 3 Industries Showing Most Need for Complex Work
  • Flat Markets Mask Legal Crosscurrents & Enormous Opportunity

Practice Outlook: Where to Find Growth in 2017
Opportunity Hot Spots in 2017
BTI’s Practice Roadmap 2017

  • Priority Practices
  • Opportunistic Practices
  • Cornerstone Practices
  • Tactical Practices
  • Crossover Practices

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BTI’s Industry Opportunity Matrix
Identifying Hot Spots and Pressure Points in 2017

Practice Spotlights
Market Drivers and Trends by Practice, including:

• Bankruptcy
• Bet-the-Company Litigation
• Class Actions
• Corporate
• Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
• Employment
• Environmental
• Intellectual Property
• Investigations
• IP Litigation
• Litigation
• M&A
• Real Estate
• Regulatory
• Restructuring
• Securities and Finance
• Tax

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Seizing Opportunities: How to Grow in 2017
4 Strategies for Success in 2017

  • Act as a Business Advisor
  • Focus on High-return Differentiators
  • Look for a New Entry Point to High-rate Matters
  • Create Targeted Client Development Plans

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