Midsize Hot List: The National Law Journal profiles 20 midsize firms that not only delivered big wins or successful negotiations for clients, but also embraced novel - and often nimble - ways of doing business.
Mesh devices trigger torts: Amanda Bronstad reports that the plaintiffs' bar is aggressively pursuing lawsuits against the manufacturers of transvaginal mesh devices, especially following new warnings about the products issued last summer by for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Online attacks: Law firms across the country are facing an increasing number of online threats from entities that can range from shadowy American hackers to foreign governments. Matthew Huisman explores what firms are doing to protect their data, client communications and other information.
Clerkship diversity gap: Congress is pressing the federal judiciary for answers and action over the declining numbers of minority law clerks. Todd Ruger reports on the reasons judges give for the drop and what they're planning to do about it.
D.C. tax sales draw criticism: The tax sale system in D.C. is facing criticism from advocates for homeowners, who say it fails to protect the elderly and other vulnerable groups, and investors, who say it's inefficient and not business-friendly. Zoe Tillman reports on the state of the system and what lawyers want to fix.