Special Report: Inside Washington

Despite Congressional gridlock on a number of critical national issues, legal work that grows from government relations and federal regulation continues to spell opportunity for lobbyists and lawyers.

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Legal Times

  • Round 2 in the SEC’s Case Against State Street Execs

    By Jenna Greene

    In the wake of the financial crisis, government regulators have been widely criticized for failing to hold more individuals accountable, but a pending case by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission against two former executives at State Street Bank and Trust Co. shows how difficult in practice it can be to make charges stick.

  • Lawyer's Blog Gets Scrutiny on Capitol Hill at Confirmation Hearing

    By Todd Ruger

    The potential pitfalls of lawyers who blog were on display Thursday on Capitol Hill, where it was revealed that a federal judicial nominee once wrote that readers of his blog "will agree I shouldn't be a judge."

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Regulation

  • Oversight Committee Questions FTC Data Case

    By Jenna Greene

    The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Thursday jumped in the middle of the Federal Trade Commission’s ongoing data security trial against medical testing facility LabMD, holding a three-hour hearing that questioned whether the agency’s case is appropriate or fair.

  • Feds Sue Law Firms in Foreclosure Relief Scams

    By Jenna Greene

    Federal and state consumer protection watchdogs on Wednesday took aim at lawyers, filing more than three dozen suits targeting law firms and other entities for running illegal foreclosure relief scams.

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Supreme Court Brief

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Litigation

  • Round Two for Health Reform

    By Marcia Coyle

    In trying to divine what the U.S. Supreme Court might do when asked to step into Round Two of the Affordable Care Act battle, it's only safe to say — as one academic put it — "All bets are off."

  • Outside Firms Claim Share of D.C. Market

    By Katelyn Polantz

    Law firms built outside Washington continue to muscle into a business landscape once locked down by the old regulatory practices of the Capital City.

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