Lawyers for six lobbyists fighting what they call a "constitutionally problematic" Obama administration policy want a federal appeals court in Washington to revive their lawsuit. The challengers, represented by a team from Mayer Brown, argue in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit that a judge got it wrong when she upheld the administration's ban on lobbyists serving on agency boards and committees.
Managing partners of Washington firms discuss the state of legal business.
These 100 lawyers have shaped the legal world through their work in the courtroom, at the negotiating table, in the classroom or government. They have taken on major legal battles, orchestrated the biggest corporate deals, tackled unpopular causes and helped run giant international companies.
Federal law mandates that ex-representatives complete a one-year "cooling-off" period before they traverse the Hill as lobbyists. Former senators must wait two years.
Since 2007 just one settlement has been reached over lobbying violations, and lobbyists say they've learned not to fear any backlash from prosecutors.
The largest irrigation district in the United States is bulking up on lawyer-lobbyists in Washington for a battle pitting agribusiness against an array of environmental groups.
For this year's survey of the law firms who represent America's largest corporations, we've chosen to highlight one example of the longer-term relationships between in-house counsel and the law firms that represent them.
These 19 firms are at the cutting edge of plaintiffs' work — and are giving defense players a run for their money.