Howrey's Free Fall: Citibank cut funding to cover the Howrey payroll on Thursday, putting remaining staffers on the unemployment line more than a month ahead of schedule, The Am Law Daily reports, citing a firm memo.
9/11 Worker Fund: Justice Department officials have interviewed three lawyers in recent days for the job of running the new government fund for sick ground zero workers, The Wall Street Journal reports. The lawyers are partners from Kirkland and from Skadden, as well as a former House Ethics Committee chief counsel.
Craigslist Killer: The Boston Globe digs into the files of a local "Craigslist Killer" case. The accused, Philip Markoff, committed suicide last August.
Dirty Tricks: A new wing opened at the Nixon presidential library on Thursday, focused on the Watergate scandal, and it's a major departure from the usual fare at presidential libraries, The New York Times reports.
Extradition Fight: The Wall Street Journal reports that the United States and Venezuela are in a bitter fight over the extradition of Walid "The Turk" Makled, an alleged cocaine kingpin currently jailed in Colombia.
Assassination Plots: The New Yorker tells the story of Rodrigo Rosenberg, "a highly respected corporate attorney in Guatemala" who "was certain that he was going to be assassinated."