DC Pulse

  • Law360 Pulse Spotlight On Mid-Law Work

    Wiggin and Dana handling a $1.8 billion aerospace acquisition and Morgan & Morgan winning an interim lead counsel battle lead off this edition of Law360 Pulse's Spotlight On Mid-Law Work, recapping the top matters for Mid-Law firms from Jan. 12 to 26.

  • iStock-1400598220.jpg

    How Clients Are Contributing To Law Firm Well-Being

    Outside counsel are often trained to respond to email at all hours and deliver on requests from corporate clients posthaste, a culture of on-demand service that has played a part in mental health challenges in the profession. In recent years, though, some clients have begun to push for a paradigm shift.

  • Judge Ana C. Reyes_Scout.png

    Judge Reyes Talks Big Trials, Preparation And Dogs At Work

    Less than a year after U.S. District Judge Ana C. Reyes took the bench in February 2023, the longtime Williams & Connolly LLP litigation partner has already handled several Jan. 6 trials and the Assa Abloy merger trial, a case she took on a scant month after her Senate confirmation.

  • Beltway Moves: Torridon, Covington, Latham

    Washington, D.C., firms added a number of former White House lawyers over the past few weeks in some of the latest legal industry moves in the nation's capital. 

  • Procopio_Alessio_John_Bio-Photo-6049.jpg

    Procopio Cory Managing Partner Elected To 3rd Leadership Term

    Procopio Cory Hargreaves & Savitch LLP's managing partner since 2018 has been reelected to his third term as the firm's leader.

  • Rajan Singh.png

    Former In-House Counsel, M&A Lawyer Rejoins Womble Bond

    Rajan Singh has left his position as vice president and associate general counsel of FiscalNote to rejoin Womble Bond Dickinson LLP's corporate and securities group as of counsel in Tysons, Virginia, the firm announced Friday.

  • iStock-1389671648.jpg

    How To Climb From Acting To Permanent GC

    Lawyers who were recently interim general counsel say that successfully serving in the role meant finding ways to make their mark and build their own brand — and doing so in a subtle manner — to land the job permanently.

  • Voir Dire: Law360 Pulse's Weekly Quiz

    The legal industry’s busy January continued this week as BigLaw firms elevated attorneys and expanded their reach into growing markets. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360 Pulse’s weekly quiz.

  • High Court Splits In Refusal To Stay Ala.'s Nitrogen Execution

    The U.S. Supreme Court declined Thursday night to intervene in Alabama's second attempt to execute an inmate who previously survived a botched lethal injection, with the court's three liberal justices saying they would have heard the man's claims that he was being subjected to cruel and unusual punishment.

  • Petition Watch: Patent Obviousness, ADA Trials, Spoofing

    The U.S. Supreme Court receives thousands of petitions for review each term, but only a few make the news. Here, Law360 looks at four petitions filed in the past two weeks that you might've missed, including questions over pleading standards, the correct obviousness test to apply in patent disputes, whether Americans with Disabilities Act retaliation plaintiffs are entitled to jury trials, and how the government should prosecute spoofing.

  • GettyImages-1230277880.jpg

    GAO Says State Dept.'s Acting Legal Adviser Served Too Long

    The U.S. Department of State's acting legal adviser has been in his position for months longer than is allowed under the law, according to a report issued Thursday by the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

  • Artboard 2.png

    Law Firm Real Estate Report

    January saw a string of notable office moves by national and regional firms across the country as outfits including Blank Rome LLP, Duane Morris LLP and others announced changes to their footprints.

  • Josh Kaplowitz.png

    Locke Lord Welcomes Offshore Wind Pro In DC

    The former vice president for offshore wind at the American Clean Power Association has joined Locke Lord LLP, the firm announced Thursday, saying the addition will further strengthen its renewable energy capabilities.

  • Christie Hicks.jpg

    Earthjustice Taps EDF Atty To Lead Clean Energy Program

    Environmental nonprofit Earthjustice announced Thursday that an experienced attorney who previously served as lead counsel for the Environmental Defense Fund joined as managing attorney of its clean energy program.

  • iStock-1428686621.jpg

    Why Lawyers Would Benefit From Honing Their 'Rest Ethic'

    The legal field is brimming with people who are intimately familiar with work ethic, but often don't know how to adequately and effectively rest in order to be their most effective selves, according to a Thursday presentation at the Institute for Well-Being in Law's 2024 Virtual Annual Conference.

  • iStock-1941143332.jpg

    Law Firms Expanded Recruiting Reach Even As Hiring Slowed

    As overall lateral hiring slowed in 2023, a new report from Leopard Solutions found that the top 200 U.S. law firms have continued to extend their recruitment efforts beyond their usual networks, bringing in attorneys from smaller firms at the same rate as their BigLaw counterparts.

  • 'Yelp For Judges' Ramps Up Effort To End Clerks' Harassment

    A relatively new nonprofit, started by a former judicial clerk, is stepping up its work to bring transparency to the clerkship experience and address harassment and discrimination against clerks.

  • Capitol_Riot_Contempt_50980.jpg

    Ex-Trump Aide Peter Navarro Sentenced To 4 Months In Prison

    Former Trump White House adviser Peter Navarro was sentenced to four months in prison on Thursday for refusing to comply with congressional subpoenas related to the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol.

  • Senate Confirms State Judge To Indiana US District Court

    The Senate voted 87-6 on Thursday to confirm Judge Gretchen Lund to the Northern District of Indiana.

  • Vikram-Masson.jpg

    Info Law Boutique Hires Discovery Expert In DC

    Redgrave LLP announced Wednesday it had hired a discovery attorney with over a decade of experience to join its team as a partner in Washington, D.C.

  • iStock-1262907167.jpg

    MoFo Launches Support Network For Parents, Caregivers

    When Robert May joined Morrison Foerster LLP in 2014, the attorney recalls not knowing any co-workers in his work area who had school-age children. Nearly 10 years later, he says his co-workers on his San Francisco office floor alone are raising more than 20 young kids.

  • 25a53f4ac43045bd8301c71bff0814f0_SCOTUS_70027_4937x3291.jpg

    Bid To Swap Chevron For An Old Standby Raises Doubts

    Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court debated whether a World War II-era doctrine encouraging courts to strongly consider agency statutory interpretations could replace the court's controversial so-called Chevron doctrine that requires judges to defer to those interpretations if a statute is ambiguous.

  • Tim Carroll.png

    Orrick Brings In First-Chair IP Trial Lawyer From Venable

    Timothy Carroll joined Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP as a partner and first-chair intellectual property trial lawyer from Venable LLP on Wednesday, bringing his expertise in federal court and U.S. International Trade Commission trials to the firm's IP litigation practice, Orrick said.

  • omelveny-nameplate-1.jpeg

    O'Melveny Forms Security Task Force With Ex-Gov't Attys

    O'Melveny & Myers LLP has announced the launch of its national security enforcement task force, putting together a team of former public sector attorneys to help clients navigate what the firm calls "increasingly aggressive national security enforcement priorities" at various federal agencies and Congress.

  • iStock-1414923474.jpg

    How 6 States Are Addressing Lawyer Well-Being

    In the years since a groundbreaking 2016 study on lawyer well-being found alarming rates of mental health problems in the legal profession, state bars and supreme courts have amped up efforts to improve lawyer mental health. Well-being leaders in six states shared details of their work at the IWIL 2024 Virtual Annual Conference on Wednesday.

Can't find the article you're looking for? Click here to search the DC Pulse archive.


Law360 Law360 UK Law360 Tax Authority Law360 Employment Authority Law360 Insurance Authority Law360 Real Estate Authority


Social Impact Leaders Prestige Leaders Pulse Leaderboard Women in Law Report Law360 400 Diversity Snapshot Rising Stars Summer Associates

National Sections

Modern Lawyer Courts Daily Litigation In-House Mid-Law Legal Tech Small Law Insights

Regional Sections

California Pulse Connecticut Pulse DC Pulse Delaware Pulse Florida Pulse Georgia Pulse New Jersey Pulse New York Pulse Pennsylvania Pulse Texas Pulse

Site Menu

Subscribe Advanced Search About Contact