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The 2015 Appellate Hot List: Winning Big Cases, Changing the Law

The 20 firms on these pages represent appellate advocacy at its strongest.

Top Litigators Share Winning Strategies

"I just show up in court and wing it," said no Winning Litigator—ever. But the lawyers in our special report bring more to the table than just meticulous preparation.

D.C.'s Rising Stars

If the future of the legal profession in the nation’s capital rests with these 40 lawyers, it’s in good hands. The National Law Journal presents some of the most accomplished young attorneys in the D.C. area.

The Hill Hot List

The NLJ profiles seven attorneys, immersed in weighty matters on Capitol Hill, who are helping to shape significant legislation and policy.

The 2015 Midwest Report: Optimism in the Heartland

Litigation and energy work may be lagging, but overall there's positive news in the Midwest.

The 2015 Legal Times 150 and D.C. 25

A by-the-numbers look at law firm head count and revenue in the D.C. area.

The NLJ 350 Regional Report

The National Law Journal’s Regional Report takes the head counts from our NLJ 350 survey and analyzes the data by city, state and country. We’ve included the numbers of attorneys in the largest U.S. and foreign markets, plus head counts for every branch office from every law firm included on the list.

The 2015 NLJ 350

Our latest NLJ 350 survey shows that the number of attorneys at the nation’s largest law firms crept up by a meager 0.6 percent in 2014. That’s a marked contrast to last year’s 3.9 percent increase.

The 2015 IP Hot List

This week we recognize 15 law firms that accomplish great things in the realm of intellectual property law.

Chicago Legal Departments of the Year

We've highlighted departments setting the standards for outside-counsel management, handling big deals, diversity in the profession and pro bono and community service.

WASTE: The delayed opening of the nuclear storage site at Yucca Mountain, above, is costing the feds millions of dollars.

Judgment Fund: Energy Department Pays Out the Most — Again

As in years past, the Energy Depart­ment spent the most on lawsuits in 2014, paying $929 million in taxpayer money.


Top Verdicts of 2014: Tobacco Is Back

Six of the nation's largest verdicts last year came from Florida juries to smokers and their families. But one topped them all.

Go To Law Schools

Columbia Again Tops The Go-To Law Schools

Our report on the law schools that supply the largest numbers of associates to the country's largest firms.

PHL 2015

Benchmarks and Billions: The Plaintiffs' Hot List

This week we toast the nation's plaintiffs bar, singling out firms that scored at least one significant win between Feb. 1, 2014, and Jan. 31, 2015 — meaning that they prevailed in a bench or jury trial in which a lot of money or a principle was on the line or the outcome set an important benchmark.

Billing Rates Rise, Discounts Abound

By Katelyn Polantz |

The price of a billable hour has risen by more than 10 percent in four years, as large corporate law firms focused on their most expensive work and saved clients' money elsewhere.