Law firms have been busy hiring in the lead-up to Joe Biden’s inauguration, beefing up in a number of practice areas that are likely to see more work under the new presidential administration, chief among them environmental and white collar.
Every time there is a new presidential administration in the US, especially when there is a switch in party, the legal issues facing companies tend to shift, necessitating a change in those corporations’ law firms, with firms scrambling to bring on partners and associates with expertise that will meet the emerging legal needs of their clients. This year is no different.
The new Biden administration’s environmental goals will likely impact corporate clients beyond regulation and will also extend to alternative energy infrastructure investments and all of the commerce that surrounds those projects as well, said McCarter & English LLP Chairman Joseph Lubertazzi and managing partner Joseph Boccassini in a joint email to Law360 Pulse.
Lubertazzi and Boccassini said they expect their firm’s energy practice to expand as a result of those changes.
“McCarter has been aggressively pursuing a growth strategy in several practices, and now with special attention to areas we expect to expand with the transition to a new administration,” they said.