Corporate Scorecard: The value of corporate transactions in 2012 was up in both mergers and acquisitions and capital markets work, The American Lawyer reports. For its annual Corporate Scorecard, the publication interviewed practitioners at a dozen firms about the deal environment in 2012 and their thoughts on 2013.
Texas Slayings: Texas authorities are investigating the slayings of a state prosecutor and his wife who were found dead on Saturday, The Dallas Morning News reports. The murders of Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and Cynthia Woodward McLelland came less than two months after Kaufman County Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse was killed.
FBI Director: Lisa Monaco, who stepped down this month as the head of the U.S. Justice Department's National Security Division to become President Barack Obama’s chief counterterrorism adviser, is among the top contenders to replace FBI Director Robert Mueller when he leaves the bureau on September 4, The Washington Post reports.