While in-house lawyers in the U.S. and Canada reported decreased litigation and arbitration activity in 2022, they faced an uptick in regulatory proceedings with enforcement agencies stepping up scrutiny of companies on everything from antitrust issues to worker classification.

That’s according to a survey of 430 general counsel and in-house litigation leaders based in the U.S. and Canada conducted by Norton Rose Fulbright. The firm this morning released the results of its 18th annual litigation trends survey. Some of the findings seem to jibe with the findings from a similar survey we dug into last week conducted by Baker McKenzie querying 600 legal and risk professionals around the globe.