A life cut short: Jenna Greene remembers a classmate who became another victim of violence against lawyers. Mark Hummels was killed last month, along with his client, during a mediation.
New life for old anti-fraud law: In the Justice Department's case against Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC, Mike Scarcella reports that prosecutors turned to a rarely used provision of a law enacted in 1989 in the aftermath of the savings and loan crisis.
A prosperous diagnosis: While health care has been a steady practice at D.C. firms, the Affordable Care Act created more work on the regulatory, transactional and enforcement fronts. Matthew Huisman reports that attorneys expect a flood of business on the topic in 2013 — work that may stick around for some time.
Clement's surprising swing: Tony Mauro has the story of an upcoming case before the U.S. Supreme Court that will put former solicitor general Paul Clement - usually a pro-business superstar - on an unexpected side.