Once again, Legal Times sat down with managing partners at Washington firms large and small, this time to get their views on the current landscape. In the 10 interviews that follow, the managing partners discuss what's keeping their firms busy these days. They talk about the impact of the Washington legal market on specific practices and forecast the future for their firms. They also share their thoughts on diversity, alternative fees, and the challenges inherent in striking out on your own in the present environment. The remarks herein have been edited for length and clarity.

Joseph Fanone
Ballard Spahr

Annette Nazareth
Davis Polk & Wardwell

Paul Friedman
Dechert

Gregory Shumaker
Jones Day

Alice Fisher
Latham & Watkins

Paul Thompson and Bobby Burchfield
McDermott Will & Emery

Joanne Zimolzak
McKenna Long

Jeffrey Lesk
Nixon Peabody

Bert Rein and Richard Wiley
Wiley Rein