Litigation Departments of the Year: In this special report, The National Law Journal takes the measure of litigation shops in our nation's capital and recognizes firms for outstanding performance.
Fighting Pay-For-Delay: Tony Mauro explores a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last week that breathed new life into a long-running Federal Trade Commission campaign against "pay for delay" agreements between competing brand-name and generic drug manufacturers that put off the production of generics in return for cash.
FTC Veterans in Private Practice: The revolving door between the Federal Trade Commission and big firms is spinning briskly with news that former chairman Jon Leibowitz is joining Davis Polk & Wardwell as a partner and Deborah Feinstein will leave Arnold & Porter to head the agency's Bureau of Competition. Jenna Greene has the story.
Law Firms Hiring Again (Finally): The country's largest law firms are wading deeper into the new associate hiring pool — a welcome development after years of recruiting declines. Still, Karen Sloan reports experts remain skeptical that new attorney hiring will ever be as robust as it was before 2009, given the rise of legal-process outsourcing.