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21st Century Legal Career Series Volume 16 - Financial Services: A Wealth of Evolving Opportunities

21st Century Legal Career Series Volume 16 - Financial Services: A Wealth of Evolving Opportunities

Richard L. Hermann, 2017.

Volume 16, Financial Services: A Wealth of Evolving Opportunities, examines the multitude of career possibilities for law graduates in an industry that employs more than six million people including 100,000+ attorneys.  It is a wide-ranging field that also encompasses more than 60 JD-Advantage job titles, positions for which a legal education gives applicants an advantage in the hiring process.

Financial services is in constant flux, buffeted by continuous congressional churn, state legislative tweaking, international organization pronouncements, and a virtual tsunami of court and administrative decisions, rules, legal opinions, and enforcement actions by  many regulatory and administrative agencies.

Anytime you run across a practice area in which change is a constant and populated by multiple players, that is very good news for attorneys. It keeps demand high in addition to offering interesting work that is intellectually challenging and ongoing.  

Financial Services dissects where these opportunities are and how to position yourself for success.  

Highlights include:
  • The history of financial services and its constant evolution
  • Why financial services is a “hot” practice area
  • Who hires attorneys and what they do.
  • JD Advantage job options
  • How you can best position yourself for a financial services job
  • Compensation
  • How to find out about financial services jobs before everyone else
  • What the future portends for financial services
The constant fine-tunings and corrections of financial industry regulations mean a continuous flow of work for lawyers. This has been especially true in the 21st century. Whether regulating or deregulating, the impact on attorney and JD Advantage job creation is the same—very positive.

Depending on the definition, the financial services sector constitutes about 20 percent of U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP), or one-fifth of the economy. Over time, its percentage share of GDP has steadily increased.  Hermann lays the groundwork for law students and attorneys to take advantage of the opportunities in this immense industry.

About the 21st Century Legal Career Series
No one has a crystal ball, but Richard L. Hermann has spent his career— more than 30 years— researching, evaluating, and accurately predicting where the career opportunities will be for law graduates. He has counseled attorneys from new lawyers to 20-year practitioners on how and where to hunt for the next, best option.

Affordably priced, the volumes in the “21st Century Legal Career Series” provide law schools and law students or anyone considering a change of career with invaluable guidance and information on the careers of the future! NALP is pleased to be the exclusive print distributor of the series.

For bulk pricing on orders more than 20 copies of an individual title, contact NALP at (202) 835-1001 or email [email protected].

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