Odd Allies in the Medicare Fight: In Washington, an unusual set of organizations are pushing legislation that would rein in Medicare and speed up the settlements of personal-injury lawsuits. David Ingram reports.
Akin Gump's Tribal Campaigns: Andrew Ramonas reports on the firm's specialized practice group aided by many American Indian lobbyists.
For Contract Players, A Boom: The massive spending cuts enacted as part of the debt-ceiling bill passed by Congress earlier this month will result in more work for Washington's government contract lawyers. Matthew Huisman reports.
Cool, Yet Determined: The cool head and true believer's soul of Avis Buchanan have proved to be a potent mix for the longest-serving director of the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, widely considered the gold standard nationwide for indigent defense. Zoe Tillman reports.