Special Reports

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Labor & Employment: Bullies in the Workplace

It's a complicated workplace dynamic out there, with companies looking to do more with less. That push creates pressure, where the short-tempered can venture into bullying territory.

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.

Innovations and Blurred Lines: Catching Up with E-Discovery

Is a mobile electronic culture — including those handy smartphones and tablets — consistent with corporate data security and electronic-discovery obligations? The legal profession is still finding out.

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.

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.

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Counsel to Counsel in the Twin Cities

The National Law Journal this week highlights lawyers who serve as outside counsel to some of the top in-house legal teams at companies based in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.


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.

Regulatory Compliance

This week The National Law Journal focuses on the changes afoot at the Food and Drug Administration.


Twin Cities Legal Departments of the Year

The National Law Journal spotlights leading in-house legal departments of companies based in the Minneapolis-St. Paul region.

Seattle Legal Departments of the Year

These Seattle in-house legal departments are setting the standards for ­outside-counsel management, corporate compliance, diversity in the ­profession, pro bono work and handling of big deals and litigation.

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.

Pro Bono Hot List

Ten law firms that made exemplary contributions in providing access to justice.

NLJ Special Reports: Highlights of 2014

By Mike Scarcella |

The go-to law schools. The NLJ 350. A three-part series on judicial transparency. Our inaugural Elite Trial Lawyers list honoring 50 firms that helped clients win billions of dollars in awards. What follows are highlights from the NLJ's special reports of 2014.


The 2014 Appellate Hot List

We've identified 20 firms with outstanding achievements before the U.S. Supreme Court, federal circuit courts and state courts of last resort.

Current Issues in Labor & Employment Law

The economy and technology are changing, and with them the laws governing the workplace. This week, we examine a few of the trends, including an important decision limiting use of telecommuting as a disability accommodation; rulings holding employers liable when third parties, including vendors and customers, create hostile work environments; the downside of mandatory arbitration; and, online, California's new sick-day law.

Winning 2014

Victories Against the Odds

The National Law Journal presents five lawyers and their teams who faced tough odds at trial and prevailed by using creative litigation strategies, sharp trial techniques and plenty of legal brainpower.

Who Represents Corporate America

Who Represents Corporate America

Our annual survey of the firms that work for the country's largest corporations.