*This is the first of a two-part look at how firms found success in 2020, what lessons they took from a tumultuous year and what experts feel may be in store for 2021.

While COVID-19 set off an economic downturn, the legal industry, as a whole, had a great financial year in 2020. How? A variety of factors played a part, though much of it was fueled by strategy adherence and flexibility.