Revenues Up: The revenue picture for law firms in 2012 was bright for large law firms — and bleak for smaller shops. Leigh Jones has the story.
Patent Enforcement's 'Black Box': Jenna Greene explores the problems parties on both sides of International Trade Commission proceedings face in tangling with customs officials over exclusion orders that are supposed to stop certain products from entering the United States.
Busy Defense Lawyers: The subjects of recent political scandals in D.C. have hired lawyers from the upper echelons of the white-collar defense bar. Zoe Tillman takes a look at the big-name attorneys involved in recent criminal cases and other local controversies.
DOJ Messes With Texas: Marcia Coyle and Todd Ruger report on the announced by Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. last week that the Justice Department would take on Texas in the first major voting rights enforcement action since the U.S. Supreme Court gutted a key anti-discrimination provision last month, an aggressive move that faces high hurdles.
BP Settlement Confusion: Amanda Bronstad reports on BP's efforts to secure an emergency injunction halting the the claims process in its $7.8 billion settlement over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. BP is arguing the recent firing of two staff attorneys to administrator Patrick Juneau corrupted the entire process.