District of Columbia


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


James Brady, gun-control advocate wounded in ‘81 attack on President Reagan, dies at 73

Legal Ethics

Ethics complaint accuses former GE lawyer of disclosing client secrets

Business of Law

Winston & Strawn finds e-discovery a lucrative market niche; 400 lawyers vied for 10 recent openings

Corporate Law

As leaders blame GM lawyers for ignition woes, lawmaker asks: Why wasn’t general counsel fired?