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Bloomberg Law 2020 – Future of Law

As the legal industry evolves and adapts to trends in commerce, technology, and society, the year ahead will see a continued focus on emerging issues as well as use of advances in technology that maximize efficiency while still delivering results to clients. Download Bloomberg Law 2020 – Future of Law now to get a first look at the issues our analysts believe will shape the legal ecosystem in the year ahead, including:

  • Continued focus on developments in the rapidly growing area of litigation finance, where the balance between the demand for capital streams and the demand for transparency has, in many aspects, yet to be achieved
  • Shifts in the legal operations space signaling law firms are, more and more, embracing the function as changes in talent, technology, and processes permeate the legal landscape
  • Questions of liability arising from a technology-driven economy – both in terms of how companies classify gig workers as well as how product liability responsibility is addressed in new supply chain models
  • Attempts at expanding the long-standing public nuisance doctrine to cover current public health issues, including the opioid crisis and e-cigarette marketing aimed at adolescents
  • Trends and impact of the deregulation of cannabis on the legal industry, as a growing legal practice area as well as the implications for banks, M&A activity, and interstate commerce

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