It's a new Monday, and a new Legal Times. News from this week includes:
John Breaux and Trent Lott to set up shop? The two powerful former senators are both free agents downtown, with Breaux announcing that he plans to start a lobbying firm with his son. With strong ties and between the two heavyweights, more than a few people have wondered whether they might make a team.
Hill Takes Aim at DOJ Watchdog: Congress is mulling over legislation which would alter the way the Justice Department investigates its own. Reviews of potential misconduct, previously the duty of DOJ's Office of Professional Responsibility, would become the jusidiction of the Department's Inspector General, who answers to Congress as well as the administration.
Spy Company Still Fighting Fraud Claims: A D.C. investigative firm, Diligence LLC, is facing a mess in court after one of its operations in Bermuda blew up and one of its former employees, allegedly fired for stealing documents, went to work for a competitor.
And finally, don't call Arent Fox a "lifestyle firm."