Employment Law360 reported yesterday on Fullbright & Jaworski’s 2009 Litigation Trends Survey. One of the survey’s conclusions was that: "For the sixth consecutive year, labor and employment disputes topped the list of legal worries for U.S. corporate counsel . . . ."
With juries becoming increasingly hostile to corporate defendants, Congress eager to pass more employee-friendly legislation, and more potential plaintiffs unemployed than at any point in recent memory, don’t expect that to change any time soon. We can only hope that those in-house attorneys take some slight comfort knowing that their outside counsel are lying awake at night, too.