With the energy industry in transition, moving from hydrocarbons to renewables, firms with energy practices have been following a similar path by adding lawyers with expertise in areas such as wind, solar, hydrogen and carbon capture. That trend is expected to accelerate in 2021, even as COVID-19 interjects uncertainty.

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While low energy prices and economic turbulence have led to more bankruptcies and consolidation in the energy sector, the industry’s transformation is leading many firms with energy practices to double down by expanding their practices instead of scaling them back.

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