For 19 years, Norton Rose Fulbright’s Annual North American Litigation Trends Survey has tracked changes and trends defining the litigation landscape by polling legal professionals at organizations of all sizes across key commercial sectors.
Survey results show that general counsel and in-house litigation leaders are dealing with more regulatory matters compared to prior years. They also anticipate greater regulatory scrutiny, and the potential for an increase in governance dispute exposure.
Some of the trends survey results include:
- A greater proportion of organizations were involved in regulatory proceedings in 2023 versus the previous year, with 61% of respondents involved in at least one, compared to 50% in 2022. The average number of proceedings these organizations encountered also grew – reaching 3.9, as compared to 3.5 in 2022 and 2.9 in 2021.
- Respondents are bracing for a further uptick in regulatory matters in 2024.
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