District of Columbia

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

Criminal Justice

Feds will drop charges against 28 drug defendants amid probe of FBI agent; 14 are already in prison

Criminal Justice

Voters OK recreational pot in these jurisdictions

Civil Rights

Court rejects housing discrimination rule that relied on statistical analysis

Trials & Litigation

Jury convicts 4 Blackwater guards in slaying of unarmed civilians in Iraq

Business of Law

Two litigators leap from Covington to Kirkland

Constitutional Law

Convicted in WikiLeaks case, Chelsea Manning sues feds to get medical treatment for gender disorder

Executive Branch

Prosecutor says claimed White House intruder was free on bail in weapons case, had 800 rounds in car

Trials & Litigation

SEC spent $8.6M collecting $3.7M from former corporate raider in $62M case

Sentencing/Post Conviction

New conviction-integrity unit in DC is said to be first created by a federal prosecutor

Constitutional Law

US threatened $250K daily fine to get Yahoo to turn over users’ email information

Criminal Justice

Post-9/11 ‘Tour de Force’ bikes from Boston to DC to NYC to honor terrorism victims

International Law

Flight en route to China from D.C. returns at request of feds because parent may have kidnapped son

Family Law

Appeals court reverses $250K legal malpractice verdict to woman who wasn’t a client

Criminal Justice

James Brady’s death ruled a homicide from 1981 attack, but whether case will be pursued is unclear

Business of Law

Lowenstein opens new DC office with Dickstein insurance coverage team