Stan Blanton Discusses Hiring and Growth in the Legal Industry with the Birmingham Business Journal
Stan Blanton, managing partner, spoke with the Birmingham Business Journal regarding key drivers of increased hiring and growth within the legal sector in a January 18, 2018, article that examined industry trends and shifts since the Great Recession. The industry is in a period of growth, marked by hiring and a response to shifting client demands across industry verticals.
Stan discussed the need for firms to offer specialized counsel guided by industry knowledge and deep experience, as well as the opportunity for regional firms to serve clients on a national level due to technology advances that produce efficiencies and create value. From an industry standpoint, Stan reported an increase in the number of start-ups seeking legal counsel related to raising capital and conducting transactions. Additionally, intellectual property continues to be an area of focus for businesses seeking to protect proprietary offerings.