The Mark Levy Story: Appellate lawyer Mark Levy's suicide in April shocked and saddened the D.C. legal community. The ABA Journal looked into the tragedy in this powerful story that offers lessons about life and work.
Sinking Galleon: As Galleon Group sinks beneath the waves in the midst of an insider-trading scandal, it has gone to Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher partners for assistance, according to this report via law.com.
Stephen Barnett Dead at 73: Retired UC-Berkeley law professor Stephen Barnett, an ardent First Amendment advocate and scholar, has died. We got to know him as a leading critic of rules in several federal circuits barring citation of unpublished opinions. The Supreme Court approved rules changes to allow citation beginning in 2007. An obituary can be found here. (Hat tip to How Appealing,)