Corporate transactions were the lifeblood of many firms last year, with the practice area frequently being cited as the source of tremendous financial growth by Am Law 200 firms. Yet the market cannot remain at peak forever, and many commentators are warning of fewer deals on the horizon as the economic cycle turns.

As law firms prepare for a potential economic downturn that may impact deal flow, those with solid regulations practices are upbeat about their ability to retain mergers and acquisitions clients and work. Now more than ever, the ability to excel at the regulatory component of corporate transactions is becoming an important differentiator.

Renée Delphin-Rodriguez of Crowell & Moring. Courtesy photo