The NLJ 350: Law firms got bigger in 2012, but just barely. This year's NLJ 350, The National Law Journal's annual survey of the nation's biggest law firms by number of lawyers, shows that firms grew by just 1.1 percent during 2012. The special section features a full breakdown of the numbers and spotlights newcomers to the list.
No More Mr. Nice President: President Barack Obama's naming of three lawyers to a key appeals court in D.C. last week struck a new, more aggressive tone on the judicial nominations front, a move that ultimately could determine the size of the imprint his presidency leaves on the nation's courts. Todd Ruger takes a look.
Firms Eye CFPB Lawyers: The revolving door makes the Washington legal market go round and, lately, Jenna Greene reports it's starting to spin faster between the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and law firms eager to snap up talent.
DNA, Up for Sampling: Tony Mauro explores how a major Fourth Amendment ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court last week could make police sampling of the DNA of individuals arrested in connection with serious crimes as routine as fingerprinting and photographing.