Commenting on the rapid expansion of internet and data privacy law since the mid-1990s, Ingis said, “There were literally two lawyers in the whole country who did that…Flash forward to today, every firm in the country has or wants to have a privacy practice. And it’s really a data practice. You have whole bunch of new businesses where a lot of the growth is about figuring out how to use data better, how to store data, where to store it, and who can access it...What had been a boutique practice with a narrow focus [has become] one that is very mainstream.” Ingis noted that the expansion of internet and data privacy law has also provided opportunities for growth in more traditional legal areas such as employment, contracts, intellectual property, and litigation. “Traditional legal services are being applied in these new industries,” added Ingis. “In areas where the legal markets are slowing down, we see this as an area of continued growth.”
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