The Wall Street Journal has a dispatch about how the ObamaCare law is creating jobs for lawyers:
Last year corporate clients spent $5.72 billion on legal advice for regulatory matters, including health care, and the market is projected to grow to $6 billion this year, according to a recent survey of corporate legal spending by BTI Consulting Group Inc… good news for attorneys such as Les Johnson, a partner at Liles Parker PLLC, a 17-lawyer boutique based in Washington, D.C. A self-described "regulations dork," Mr. Johnson works out of the firm's Baton Rouge, La., office. He started out representing small clinics and nursing homes, then developed a specialty in Medicare appeals that earned him a national client base.
"The more they tinker with the federal regulations, the more work we have," said Mr. Johnson.
The Journal doesn't mention it, but Mr. Johnson's partner and co-leader of the health law practice group, Michael Cook, is a former lawyer for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; campaign finance records indicate that Mr. Cook gave $750 to President Obama's reelection campaign in October 2012.