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LITIGATION LATERAL-PALOOZA  -  We’ve written plenty in this space recently about how corporate associates are the rock stars of the current lateral market. But, as Law.com’s Justin Henry reports, litigators are stepping into the limelight now as well. “Think about the perfect storm that is happening right now,” Dan Rhynhart, Blank Rome’s litigation department chairman, said. “You have the courts getting comfortable with remote trials, at least bench trials, and they’re starting to schedule jury trials again. They’re trying to move their dockets along. And then you’ve got a new administration in government so you’ve got enforcement coming back.” Rhynart added, “Now that the litigation is going gangbusters, there’s a real need for associates.”