As we wind down 2012 and start gearing up for 2013 that is a great question to focus on! The short answer is that we tend to see demand across all practice areas in the first quarter of most years. So, if you are interested in exploring opportunities, January through March are the best months to do so for any practice area. Contact a BCG recruiter today to learn more!
The longer answer is that there are a few practice areas that we anticipate to be especially hot in 2013, though this relates to the California area in particular. We have seen a huge insurgence of transactional positions this year and don't think that it will slow down anytime soon. We also think we'll continue to see a demand for IP litigators and patent prosecutors, particularly those attorneys with electrical engineering and computer science degrees. Additionally, the recent months have shown a pick-up in some litigation hiring, trusts and estates openings and labor and employment positions.