Gearing Up: The White House Counsel's Office is preparing for a possible onslaught of Republican investigations, David Ingram reports. Two members of the office, Kathryn Ruemmler and Kimberley Harris, are taking the initial lead. Incoming Republican chairmen have vowed greater oversight of the administration, potentially increasing the demand for documents and testimony by administration officials.
Holiday Traditions: Prominent lawyers and scholars share with The National Law Journal their offbeat holiday traditions. Leigh Jones reports on the karaoke sessions in the home of David Lat, managing editor of Above the Law, and on the bowling games among family members of Georgetown University Law Center Dean William Treanor.
Trademark Wars: Sheri Qualters reports on the closely watched trademark dispute between Rosetta Stone Ltd. and Google Inc., a case observers hope will settle some questions about Web searches. The language software company is asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit to overturn a ruling that favored Google in a case rooted in keyword advertising practices.
Big Term for Class Actions: Marking an increased interest in class action litigation, the U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear at least two high profile disputes, Marcia Coyle reports. The high court has picked up the Wal-Mart sex discrimination litigation and the AT&T cell phone arbitration lawsuit.