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928 ABA Journal District of Columbia articles.

Few Magic Circle Firms in DC

London’s top five “Magic Circle” law firms have offices throughout the world, but they appear reluctant to enter the U.S. capital.

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has only about 20 lawyers in…

Alleged Madam Asks to Ditch Attorney

For a second time, alleged D.C. madam Deborah Jeane Palfrey is claiming she can’t get along with her criminal defense attorney.

Palfrey told a Washington, D.C., federal judge in court…

Judge Knocks Pants Suit

A Washington, D.C., judge says a dry cleaner’s claim for attorney fees in a lawsuit over lost pants was not frivolous. Her assessment about the administrative judge’s initial $67 million…

Great Expectations: Law Clan in 14-Year Estate Battle

Corrected: When Walter L. Green died in 1993, the prominent Prince George’s County jurist, lawyer and businessman left an estate variously estimated as worth between $17 million and $30 million,…

Dry Cleaners Drops Fee Claim

The dry cleaners sued for $54 million for losing an administrative judge’s pants is dropping its claim for $83,000 in attorney fees.

A motion filed yesterday by Custom Cleaners says…

Widow Seeks Info on Slain Lawyer-Husband

The wife of a Washington, D.C., lawyer killed last year is appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Robert Wone, general counsel for Radio Free Asia, was stabbed with a butcher…

Final Likely Loss for ‘Pants’ Judge: His Job

An administrative law judge who became a target of international disapprobation after suing his neighborhood dry cleaners for $54 million over an allegedly botched dry-cleaning job that resulted in the…

$3,100 a Week for Summer Associates

Big Washington, D.C., law firms are paying summer associates as much as $3,100 a week while offering plentiful perks.

The Washington Post writes about a dinner with…

‘Part-Time’ Partner Works 9 Hours a Day

Virginia Seitz is living proof that women lawyers can do it all, balancing a high-powered career with a family life.

The Washington, D.C., appellate practitioner, 50, is a partner at…

Desire to Help Hurts Ex-Prosecutor

A Washington, D.C., ethics committee is considering whether to recommend sanctions for a former federal prosecutor accused of giving improper vouchers to witnesses.

G. Paul Howes is accused of giving…

Dry Cleaners Seeks Fees

Owners of a dry cleaners that successfully defended a $54 million lost-pants lawsuit claim the plaintiff was out to destroy their lives and should pay their legal fees.

The cleaners…

Townsend Moves to D.C., Raids Rivals

A 200-lawyer California intellectual property boutique is establishing an East Coast presence in Washington, D.C., with seven lawyers raided from other firms.

Townsend and Townsend and Crew has set up…

Law-and-Order Libby Judge Under Fire

The product of a strict childhood under an authoritarian father, U.S. Dist. Judge Reggie Walton expects those who do the crime to do the time.

And that includes Lewis “Scooter”…

More Missing White House E-mail; Official Cites ‘Extensive’ Violations

Far more e-mail than originally thought was sent and received by White House officials on Republican National Committee accounts, and records of many of those e-mails are missing.

And that…

The Washington Web of Lawyers

Washington lawyers who represent corporate targets of government investigations are connected by financial and social ties.

The personal connections often determine which lawyers get referrals in high-stakes, high-paying cases, the…

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