Trump election could boost some legal practice areas

By Tom Perrotta, Reuters

Donald Trump’s upset victory in the presidential election has shocked Democrats, surprised Republicans and raised numerous questions about business and policy changes coming to America.

That means at least some law firms could have a lot of work headed their way.

After Inauguration Day, Republican majorities will control all branches of the U.S. government and could rewrite numerous current policies and laws.

“There was a sense, certainly in Washington, that there would be more of the same,” said legal recruiter Jeffrey Lowe of Major Lindsey & Africa in Washington, D.C. “Whatever was active under the Obama administration would remain that way under the Clinton administration. This has certainly done a lot to shake things up.”

Lowe said he wouldn’t be surprised to see a high demand for lawyers specializing in healthcare issues, especially with the future of the U.S. Affordable Care Act, more popularly known as Obamacare, now in question.

“I think you’re going to see a lot of activity from health care clients and Big Pharma,” Lowe said.

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