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Ask corporate counsel if they expect more, less or the same level of litigation in the New Year, and there’s always a pessimistic group that expects more.

Typically, about 25% of inhouse lawyers say so, yet that rate rose to 35% in a survey released Wednesday by Norton Rose Fulbright, which surveyed nearly 300 corporate counsel about 2019 litigation trends. The increase is significant to partner Saul Perloff of San Antonio: He hasn’t seen such a big spike in a while, he said, noting he’s been involved with the survey for 14 of the 15 years his firm has released it.

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Angela Morris

Angela Morris is ALM Media's Texas litigation reporter. She covers lawsuits in all levels of Texas state and federal courts. Based in Austin, Morris earned journalism and government degrees from the University of Texas at Austin in 2006, and since then, has worked primarily as a reporter and writer, but also has skills in videography, photography and podcasts. Follow her on Twitter at @AMorrisReports.

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