Another Ex-Dewey Partner Files for Bankruptcy

John Altorelli, cochair of the U.S. finance practice at DLA Piper in New York, has become at least the third former Dewey & LeBoeuf partner to file for personal bankruptcy protection. The Chapter 7 filing by Altorelli in Connecticut comes after a recent ruling in Dewey’s own bankruptcy case precluding ex-partners from invoking a key defense against clawback claims by the defunct firm’s liquidating trustee.

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