Goodbye Howrey: Howrey partners voted Wednesday to dissolve the firm effective March 15, according NLJ affiliate The American Lawyer. Said one partner, "Once you lose a certain mass, you just can't get it back." The firm has seen more than 140 partners depart since April 2010.
Hard Labor: Republican state senators in Wisconsin abruptly passed Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to sharply curtail collective-bargaining rights for public employees Wednesday night, using a procedural maneuver to approve the measure, the Washington Post reports.
Insider Trading: Before a packed courtroom in Lower Manhattan, the two opposing lawyers in the trial of Raj Rajaratnam, the billionaire hedge fund manager accused of being at the center of a huge insider trading ring, previewed the evidence that the jury is expected to hear, the New York Times reports.
Talent Search: President Barack Obama may look to the business community for his next secretary of Commerce with former Pfizer Inc. Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Kindler and Google Inc. CEO Eric Schmidt among potential candidates, according to Bloomberg.
Internet Privacy: Sens. John McCain and John Kerry are circulating proposed legislation to create an "online privacy bill of rights," according to people familiar with the situation, a sign of bipartisan support for efforts to curb the Internet-tracking industry, The Wall Street Journal reports.
I Scream, You Scream: Pop singer Lady Gaga has threatened to sue a specialist ice cream parlor in London for naming its breast milk ice cream "Baby Gaga," Reuters reports.