David Pardue was quoted extensively in ALM's Southeast Takeaways newsletter. David detailed the latest trends in business litigation that he and his colleagues at Parker Poe are seeing.
“We saw double digit increases in litigation in 2020, and that continued through the first quarter of this year," David said. "We certainly had to adapt, and I feel fortunate to be part of a great team that banded together through the craziness of the pandemic. It’s a growing team too, as we are currently seeking additional litigators in Atlanta and Charleston."
“As an example of what we’ve been helping clients with, I recently worked on a commercial dispute that involves the sale of $5.5 million in sanitizing wipes manufactured in China for the U.S. market," he continued. "I also worked on several noncompete and trade secret matters as the pandemic appears to have motivated some folks to try to head to greener pastures."
“Other areas we see trending as a firm are financial services and health care litigation tied to government relief, energy and environmental litigation as regulations change, real estate and construction litigation as those industries continue to feel the impact of COVID-19, and employment and data privacy litigation as businesses find their new normal (or at least their next normal) with in-office and remote work.”
Subscribers can read the full article here: How Litigation Firms Moved Forward While Courts Were Largely Halted.
The Southeast Takeaways newsletter is a weekly analysis of news impacting the legal profession in the Southeastern U.S. It is produced by the managing editor of the Daily Report (the leading legal publication in Atlanta) and the Florida bureau chief of ALM, a media company with 20 publications serving the global legal community.