Dewey's Former Italian Group Splinters

, The Am Law Daily

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Eight months after vowing to stay together as Dewey & LeBoeuf collapsed around them, the defunct firm's former Italian lawyers have abandoned their united front amid the departure of corporate partner Bruno Gattai and 34 other lawyers.

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  • Steve

    @Rob: the backstory there is very simple: the immense ego and selfishness of the former local managing parter and his hostility to step down after what he calls the "real disaster"...

  • Rob

    The Warsaw office of Dewey also spun off together to Greenberg Traurig, though I believe the Italian offices were the only ones to spin off to essentially start a new firm. However, it's odd that preserving the group only lasted a month or so. What is the backstory there?

  • Joe

    Any thought that he may be responsible for the "disaster" having been a member of the ExCom from the beginning and the self proclaimed despot of the Italian partnership?

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