Hiring is Up, Slightly: The hiring prospects for summer associates improved last summer, according to new data that suggest a modest improvement in the law firm hiring landscape, our Karen Sloan reports.
Death Drug Shortage: Who'd have thought a pharmaceutical supply problem would have an impact on the pace of executions nationwide? That's what is happening, The New York Times reports.
Medicare Suit: A D.C. federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by a group of men -- including former House Majority leader Dick Armey -- seeking to opt out of Medicare coverage. Our Zoe Tillman has the story.
From Howrey to Baker Botts: A 32-member team of Howrey antitrust lawyers, including former Reagan Justice Department official William Bradford Reynolds, is joining Baker Botts in its D.C. office, according to this AmLaw Daily story.
More Howrey Post-mortem: Howrey's financial picture was bleak, but it could have escaped dissolution, an adviser to the firm tells our sibling publication AmLaw Daily here.