Top verdicts of the year: Last year was a banner year for billion-dollar patent verdicts. This special feature explores the largest verdicts of 2012.
An embattled Voting Rights Act: Marcia Coyle takes a look at last week's arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court over the fate of a key provision of the Voting Rights Act.
As profits fall, Patton Boggs lays off 65: Andrew Ramonas and Matthew Huisman report on Patton Boggs' decision last week to lay off 30 lawyers and 35 other employees.
A record of lobbying triumphs, and a setback: K&L Gates' lobbying shop is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Andrew Ramonas takes a look at how the practice has grown and where it's headed.
Things looking up on the M&A front: After a few years of hard times for Washington attorneys who handle mergers and acquisitions, Matthew Huisman reports that the practice may have turned the corner. M&A practices at major firms saw an increase in activity during the latter part of 2012, which in turn has led to an increase in work for antitrust attorneys advocating those deals.