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The top story this morning is Reed Smith and K&L Gates both doubling down on their veteran leaders. As reporter Gina Passarella writes, both Reed Smith’s Greg Jordan and K&L Gates’ Pete Kalis have won unopposed elections to additional terms, as both firms have moved from regional presences to global powerhouses in recent years.
Below the fold on Page 1, reporter Amaris Elliott-Engel writes that the bar examination passage rate in Pennsylvania dropped to a five-year low with the July 2012 exam. The passage rate was 77.32 percent, down from 79.81 a year ago.
In more Regional News on Page 3, reporter Saranac Hale Spencer writes that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said to a Philadelphia audience Monday night that original intent is indispensable for finding the meaning of a law and the era of a dictionary should match the era of the text one is reading.
In a Litigation column on Page 5, G. Christopher Ritter writes about the art of using economical expert witness graphics.
In this week’s GC Mid-Atlantic column, Hayes Hunt and Calli Jo Varner write about what in-house counsel need to know about workplace bullying.
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