Perseverance Pays: Am Law Daily analyzes this year's crop of new BigLaw partners. Of the 973 attorneys to make partner at the country's top 200 largest firms, one-third were women, and anecdotal evidence suggests more attorneys are taking non-traditional routes, from in-house assignments to stints as a prosecutor.
Separation of Powers: The New York Times reports that Pakistan’s highest court has escalated its clash with the government by initiating contempt-of-court proceedings against Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani for failing to pursue corruption charges against President Asif Ali Zardari.
S&P Probe: The Wall Street Journal reports that federal prosecutors are pushing for more information on Standard & Poor's financial crisis-era ratings of troubled mortgage securities.
Contractors Detained: Private contracting companies are protesting the recent detention of more than 100 international workers by the Iraqi government, The Washington Post reports. Most of the workers have already been released, but the incident highlights tensions within the Iraqi government over who should control the movement of foreign contractors.
Profile of a Serial Killer Suspect: The Los Angeles Times digs in to the history of Itzcoatl "Izzy" Ocampo, an ex-Marine accused of murdering four homeless men in Orange County, Calif.