White House Counsel Gregory Craig said Friday that he does not plan to leave his job anytime soon, David Ingram reports. Craig, in a wide-ranging interview, was responding to a drumbeat of reports that he will resign in the near future. He also talked about Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the Guantánamo Bay detention camp, and his relationship with President Barack Obama.
The possible mega-merger of Washington-based Hogan & Hartson and U.K.-based Lovells would create one of the world's 10 largest law firms, Carrie Levin and Jeff Jeffrey report. Together, the firms would have $1.9 billion in revenues, prominent corporate and litigation groups, an insurance practice that serves clients such as Prudential and Swiss Reinsurance Co., and Hogan's top-tier regulatory practice and client list.
C-SPAN's interviews with all nine sitting justices of the U.S. Supreme Court — and the two retired ones — may stand as the fullest visual portrait ever of the modern-day Court, Tony Mauro reports. Among the anecdotes: Justice John Paul Stevens, who sometimes reads briefs while sitting on the beach in Florida, coping with sand during an oral argument.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft steeply discounted its billing rates for work on behalf of the U.S. Treasury Department related to the Troubled Assets Relief Program, Jenna Greene reports. Documents obtained from the department under a Freedom of Information Act request show that partners normally charge between $625 and $1,050 per hour, but they lowered their price.
Next year, at least 10 states are expected to switch to the so-called Uniform Bar Exam, and 22 other jurisdictions are positioned to adopt the test in the next few years, Leigh Jones reports. The District of Columbia is among those who have taken a pass, so far.