Special Reports

The 2017 D.C. Litigation Departments of the Year

The NLJ takes the pulse of litigation departments in top law firms in our nation’s capital.

The 2016 Law Grads Hiring Report

The American Bar Association has released detailed data on the employment of the law school class of 2016, and there’s both good and bad news.

The NLJ Monthly: Sharp Curves Ahead on Federal Regulation

Like other reports in this month’s NLJ, Cheryl Miller’s piece about driverless cars addresses a common theme we’ll revisit in each upcoming issue: What does the Trump administration mean for regulation?

Energy: A Special Report

When you think of energy, oil and gas comes to mind. But a Haynes and Boone partner expects wind energy production to increase during the current administration. Next, more energy investors are making their voices heard on environmental issues, attorneys from Vinson & Elkins say. And while master limited partnerships started to suffer after oil and gas prices slid, it now appears that the worst is over, according to Baker Botts attorneys. Read more in our energy special report.

Top 100 Verdicts 2016: The Billions Are Back

After a drop in 2015, which saw a top verdict of only $845 million, four verdicts in 2016 came in at more than a billion dollars each, according to the annual Top 100 Verdicts by ALM's VerdictSearch.

NLJ's Inaugural Monthly Issue: The Fog of Regulatory War

We open our inaugural monthly edition by beginning to map the new federal regulatory landscape under President Donald Trump. It's a task complicated by political disruption, new leaders and teams, an unpredictable Congress and, at press time, Judge Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hanging in the balance.

The 2017 Pro Bono Hot List

In the past year, lawyers fought for the disabled, voting rights and women's health. They volunteered their services for those who bravely serve our country. They helped connect the community and law enforcement in Chicago and San Francisco, advocated for Texas foster children and worked to improve health care in South Dakota. These are their stories.

Big Pharma in the Age of Trump

With a new administration in the White House, Big Pharma is on the cusp of increased focus on issues including industry pricing and the opioid epidemic. Plus more in this week's special report.

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