The flurry of lateral movement that kicks off a new year has begun, with Big Law firms plucking away attorneys in all practice areas, following a year that featured a talent war unlike many have ever seen in the legal industry.

And as law firms enter into 2022 flush with cash, recruiters see no end in sight for this frantic state of hiring up. If anything, a booming economy will contribute to an unrelenting pace of legal demand, while new regulations and infrastructure investment are likely to create work as well, they said.