Crowell & Moring has issued its Regulatory Forecast 2018: What Corporate Counsel Need to Know for the Coming Year.”

The health care section of the Forecast, “Mergers: Keeping Care Competitive,” outlines how regulators have kept a close eye on the impact of industry consolidation and how the government has been aggressively blocking mergers it feels will hurt consumers. There is also an interesting section on the regulation of digital health technology in the cover story, Digital Transformation: The Sky’s the Limit.”

The theme of the fourth-annual Regulatory Forecast is how digital technology is driving the future of business across a wide range of industries – and how Washington, as well as state and global regulators, is forging the appropriate balance between fostering innovation and protecting consumers. This report is the companion piece to the firm’s 2018 Litigation Forecast, which was published in January and also focused on the opportunities and challenges general counsel face in navigating the Big Data revolution.

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Crowell & Moring’s 2015 Litigation and Regulatory Forecasts provide an in-depth look at the trends in the courts and in the regulatory agencies, both inside the Beltway and beyond, that will impact business in the coming year.

The Litigation Forecast examines the latest litigation developments facing companies in areas ranging from health care and antitrust to privacy and cybersecurity. We also provide our third-annual jurisdictional analysis that spotlights the data trends that can help shape complex litigation strategy.

In the inaugural edition of the Regulatory Forecast, we dig into the regulatory trends in Washington and beyond that are going to be affecting industry. The report focuses on sectors ranging from energy to health care, and features on-the-ground analysis from key regions, such as California and Europe, that are setting the pace for the future of industry regulation.

To access both reports, please visit crowell.com/forecasts. The PDF for each can also be accessed by clicking on one of the icons below.

2015 Regulatory Forecast 2015 Litigation Forecast