Revolving door: To law firms, a presidential election means more than debates and conventions and bumper stickers. It's also a chance to acquire talent. Jenna Greene and Matthew Huisman take a look at a dozen government lawyers who are most likely to be sought after in the private sector. They also explore the large presence of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr alumni in the Obama administration.
Cattle call for law professors: With an annual law professor recruitment conference kicking off this week in Washington, Karen Sloan reports that legal educators are predicting that entry-level faculty gigs will be especially hard to come by, given the dramatically reduced entering class sizes at many schools and uncertainty about the future.
Negotiator accused of piracy: Mike Scarcella reports on a case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit that is testing the international scope of federal high-seas piracy laws and the ability of prosecutors to target alleged facilitators who aren't alleged to have been involved in the armed hijackings themselves.
D.C.'s Family Court at 10: More than 10 years after Congress overhauled the D.C. Superior Court's Family Court, Zoe Tillman reports that while lawyers praise the court for being a testing ground for pioneering programs, they also point to areas still in need of improvement, from scheduling delays to the unmet needs of pro se litigants.