Special Reports

FCPA & Anti-Money Laundering:
A Special Report

The latest developments involving gaming, DOJ self-disclosure, and shared customer identity.

The 2016 Appellate Hot List

When the stakes were high, the 20 law firms featured in this year's special report delivered, winning big in federal and state appeals courts across the country.

The 2016 Elite Trial Lawyers

Welcome to The National Law Journal's third annual Elite Trial Lawyers report, in which we highlight 35 law firms that did some of the most creative and significant work on the plaintiffs side over the past three to five years.

Winning Litigators: High Stakes, Significant Victories

The lawyers in our 2016 special report all have something in common — they score big wins in court. But how do these battle-tested litigators make their clients happy?

Labor & Employment: Pay Equity, Franchises and Discrimination

Worried about whether your pay practices meet federal pay-equity standards? You should be. Plus more in this week's special section.

Law Schools: Tackling Timely Issues of Race and Class

In law schools across the U.S., professors are discussing current events and social justice movements in their courses. The idea? To demonstrate how race and class intersect with law.

Compliance: The Complexities of Cooperation

In our special report, our contributors take a look at how chief compliance officers can implement effective programs and lessen the risk of prosecution

NLJ 500: A Robust Portrait of Big Law

This year, we introduce the biggest-ever expansion of our annual NLJ 350 report—launched in 1978 with a ranking of 200 firms—to provide a more robust portrait of Big Law in the U.S.

The 2016 IP Hot List

We recognize 15 law firms that set the bar in intellectual property law in 2015, scoring big wins for clients.

The SEC: Challenges, Clawbacks, and the Constitution

Litigators who focus on securities enforcement and appellate law take the pulse of the courts this week on significant trends involving the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

The 2016 Midsize Hot List

The 20 firms we highlight this week have held their own, often against much larger firms, charting winning courses in high-stakes matters that led to key victories in 2015.

In Focus: The Mental Health of Law Students

In our report about mental health on law campuses, we examine why law school exacerbates problems with depression, anxiety and substance abuse — and what administrators and fellow students can do to help.

Special Report: Energy Regulation, Bankruptcies and More

Energy Regulation; 5th Circuit Decision Affects Rights to Sue; Energy Bankruptcies

Top Verdicts 2015: Millions, Not Billions

For the first time in eight years, there were no verdicts worth $1 billion or more in a year’s span.

Under the L&E Microscope: Political Talk, Independent Contractors and Work Wellness Programs

In an election year, political talk in the workplace is inevitable, but certain speech about the 2016 race could present particular issues. We consider this topic and others in this special section.

President Barack Obama announces the nomination of Chief Judge Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court on March 16, 2016.

Inside Chambers: Merrick Garland and His 75 Law Clerks

The NLJ over several weeks spoke with more than 40 of Garland’s former law clerks about life in his chambers. And we crunched numbers on all former and current Garland clerks, looking at where the 75 lawyers attended law school and where they’ve worked since.

Brands and Biosimilars, Here and Abroad

Big deals abound in Big Pharma, and with them comes an array of antitrust implications that attorneys are grappling with.

Chief Judge Merrick Garland, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, enters the Rose Garden, moments before President Barack Obama announces his nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. March 16, 2016.

Supreme Court Showdown: The Nomination of Merrick Garland

"I chose a serious man and exemplary judge, Merrick Garland," President Obama said from the Rose Garden on March 16. Find the NLJ's continuing coverage here.

Deep Benches, High Stakes:
The 2016 Plaintiffs' Hot List

The NLJ shines a spotlight on 12 firms that scored big recoveries for plaintiffs in 2015 and early 2016.

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The 2016 Go-To Law Schools

Our report on the U.S. law schools supplying the most associates to the nation’s largest law firms.