We chuckled Sunday at the kicker to this story in The New York Times about the major role regulators will play over the next few years in terms of translating the 2,300-page financial regulatory bill Congress is expected to pass this week from theory into reality.

According to the NYT, lawyers who work at the intersection of finance and Washington rule making are going to be in such high demand that a joke is apparently going around D.C.: “Congress finally passed a jobs bill — full employment for lawyers.”

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