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  • After a century of deliberation, a jury found Senator Jane Orie guilty of 14 counts of theft, obstruction of justice, and other counts — but not forgery.  I was positive there would be a hung jury for some reason. [WTAE] [Post Gazette] [Trib] [Patriot]
  • Superior Court arguments in the burgh tomorrow.  [PaCourts]
  • A federal judge refused to overturn the decision that keeps energy companies from using Allegheny National Forest groundwater for drilling.  [Trib]
  • Bill Clinton has taken an interest in our attorney general race. [Post Gazette]
  • K&L Gates is the 8th biggest law firm in the country, according to a list in the National Law Journal. Reed Smith is no. 12; Buchanan Ingersoll is no. 105; and Eckert Seamans is no. 130.  [Pittsburgh Business Times]
  • West Virginia’s third biggest law firm, Bowles Rice, is opening an office here that will focus on Marcellus Shale.  [Pittsburgh Business Times]
  • Jones Day added three attorneys to its corporate mergers and acquisitions practice in Pittsburgh, two of whom it poached from K&L Gates.  [Post-Gazette]