District of Columbia

Corporate Law

Major US contractor settles first SEC case over confidentiality pacts that silence whistleblowers

Trials & Litigation

Protesters disrupt US Supreme Court proceedings; 5 arrests made

Disability Law

Report: DOJ is investigating mental-health screening of bar applicants by Florida’s top court

Criminal Justice

Stranger returns backpack containing nearly $18K, but feds try to forfeit the cash

Media & Communications Law

Associated Press files FOIA suit against State Department over Hillary Clinton emails and documents

Real Estate & Property Law

Judge says man can’t smoke in his own home due to neighbor’s 2nd-hand smoke concerns

Legislation & Lobbying

Lawmaker’s French bulldog helped win bipartisan support in House for Amtrak ‘critter car’ bill

Civil Rights

Feds won’t prosecute George Zimmerman in shooting of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin

Trials & Litigation

Alvin the dead cat is among many travails that led to blown deadline, lawyer says in court filing

Military Law

Army OKs hormone therapy for Chelsea Manning, who was sentenced to 35 years in WikiLeaks case

Criminal Justice

Wife of slain DLA Piper lawyer told police ‘everything seemed fine’ when they last spoke

Criminal Justice

DLA Piper associate is found fatally stabbed in DC hotel; police seek person of interest

Law Practice Management

BigLaw is comissioning major original art to ‘reflect the firm’s vision,’ consultant says

Business of Law

White-collar litigation trio leaps from Morgan Lewis to McGuireWoods

Women in the Law

At several DC firms, more women than men are promoted to partner

Appellate Practice

BigLaw patent lawyer faces possible sanction over petition filed with US Supreme Court

Law Students

Georgetown 3L sues over prof’s alleged secret recordings at ritual bath

Law Firms

Venable sues ex-client over $300K bill, claiming fraudulent inducement

Lawyer Pay

Davis Polk ups bonus ante for midlevel associates by $10K as more firms follow Simpson’s lead

Evidence

Defense lawyers press for more info as probe of FBI agent linked to dismissed cases continues