This year is no different when it comes to the effect an election cycle can have on the amount of work Washington law firms see.
- D.C. Court Censures Ex-DOJ Lawyer Who Leaked Bush-Era Spying Program
- Why Conservative States Handpicked This Texas Judge for Transgender Bathroom Challenge
- Ex-Booz Allen Lawyer's Bias Suit Gets Boost From 4th Circuit
- Public Interest Group Charges Collusion in Proposed CVS Pharmacy Settlement
- Lawyer in Same-Sex Marriage Case Launches Solo Practice
- ‘I Started Seeing Torts Everywhere!’ Big-Name Attorneys Recall Favorite Law School Classes
Thomas Tamm, a former U.S. Department of Justice lawyer who faced disciplinary action for leaking information to the press about domestic surveillance under President George W. Bush, was censured on Thursday by the D.C. Court of Appeals.
Hillary Clinton still faces scrutiny over her email practices as secretary of state, but a federal court ruling on Friday cleared the Democratic presidential nominee from facing an in-person deposition by a government watchdog group’s lawyers. Although she will have to submit to answering questions in writing.
Several industry groups and state regulators this week urged a federal appeals court in Washington to leave untouched a judge's ruling against designation of MetLife Inc. as a "systemically important financial institution."
On Thursday, a federal judge in Washington is set to hear the first major challenge to the U.S. Labor Department's fiduciary rule, which calls for brokers handling retirement accounts to work in their clients' "best interests"—a heightened standard designed to curb billions of dollars in fees paid to financial industry. Here's a snapshot of what to expect, and what's up next.
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Weeks before the U.S. Justice Department sued to block Aetna's multibillion-dollar acquisition of Humana, Aetna's chief executive had a stern warning to regulators: The company would leave Affordable Care Act exchanges if the deal is blocked. That happened this week. But the insurance giant's move might not help its defense in the blockbuster antitrust case in Washington, antitrust lawyers say.