Bright Spots Amid Glum Jobs Outlook

Top law schools are able to place most of their graduates in associate positions, but elsewhere the future remains grim according to employment stats released last week by the American Bar Association.

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  • In Health Care Arena, Law Firms Explore New Lobbying Ventures

    By Katelyn Polantz

    Washington law firms are reassessing how they structure their health care lobbying practices this year, as the industry expands to implement the Affordable Care Act and the government continues to tinker with Medicare.

  • D.C. Judge Battles DOJ On Searches

    By Zoe Tillman

    Federal Magistrate Judge John Facciola was introduced during a 2008 conference as the "Italian Stallion of e-discovery." Long at the forefront on technology and the law, Facciola is back in the national spotlight over the scope of prosecutors' power to access elec­tronically stored information.

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Regulation

  • Prominent Litigators Lining Up on Either Side of Aereo Battle

    By Marcia Coyle

    The U.S. Supreme Court on April 22 will hear arguments in American Broadcasting Cos. v. Aereo Inc. — what some observers have called the most important copyright challenge to reach the high court in a decade.

  • Regulation of Bitcoin Is Up for Grabs

    By Jenna Greene

    Following a series of multimillion-dollar thefts and losses, federal regulators want to step up their oversight of virtual currency bitcoin. But bitcoin — a nationless digital money that uses cryptography to control its creation and transactions — doesn't fit neatly in any regulatory box.

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