Litigation Forecast 2019

What corporate counsel need to know for the coming year



Crowell & Moring 2018 Litigation Forecast

Our 2019 Litigation Forecast explores the important litigation trends and challenges that businesses may face this year. Included is an in-depth look into how technology is increasingly having a profound impact on the practice of law, and in particular on litigation case strategy.

The Forecast provides a concise outlook on issues affecting companies in key areas of law:

Our cover story,  "Welcome to Your New War Room: How Technology Is Finding Its Way into Litigation Case Strategy,” explores how companies and law firms are leveraging technology to improve their legal operations and litigation strategy. The article features interviews with in-house counsel and discusses how technology is streamlining the collection and analysis of information to aid “data-driven” decision making along the continuum of litigation. Also, go beyond the cover story and be sure to read our featured Q&A discussions with in-house counsel.

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Index: Litigation Forecast 2019

"Welcome to Your New War Room." — Kent Goss, Shari Lahlou, Brian Paul Gearing.

"Antitrust – Tools for the Fourth Industrial Revolution." — John Gibson.

"Environmental – Emerging Contaminants: Litigation Fills the Regulatory Gap." — David Chung.

"Government Contracts – Bid Protests Enter a Shifting Landscape." — Anuj Vohra.

"Jurisdictional Analysis – Time to Trial, Favorable Courts & Other Litigation Trends." — Keith Harrison.

"Intellectual Property – Taking IP in New Directions." — Arthur Beeman.

"Labor and Employment – The States Step into #MeToo." — Ellen Moran Dwyer.

"Torts – Watching the Growing Multi-Plaintiff Challenge." — Andrew Kaplan.

"White Collar – AGs: Watching out for Consumers." — Rebecca Monck Ricigliano.

"Privacy & Cybersecurity – Targeted Data Privacy Laws Increase Risk." — Gabriel Ramsey.

"Corporate – $28 Trillion and Personal Liability: ERISA Roars Back." — David McFarlane.

"E-Discovery – AI: E-Discovery Gets Smarter." — John Davis.

"Health Care – DOJ: Putting Limits on Guidance." — William Chang.

"Trade – Big Questions for the CIT." — Daniel Cannistra.

Featured Q&As: In-House Counsel Discuss Technology

Leslie McKnew, Vice President, Litigation, Cisco

Javaria Neagle, Assistant General Counsel, Litigation and IP, United Airlines

Owen Byrd, Chief Evangelist and General Counsel, Lex Machina

Heather Kolasinsky, Senior Legal Counsel, Humana

Please see our desktop site for an archive of Litigation & Regulatory Forecast content from past years.

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