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Dewey & LeBoeuf is a New York-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2012 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Dewey & LeBoeuf has 1040 attorneys and is the 20th largest firm in the United States.  With $782,000,000 in gross revenue in 2011, the firm placed 28th on The American Lawyer's 2012 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2010 Global 100 survey, Dewey & LeBoeuf ranked as the 26th highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, IL, MA, NC, NJ, NY, OR, PA, TX and UT.
Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP filed for Chapter 11 on Monday, May 28, in federal bankruptcy court in Manhattan. The firm’s problems precipitated a rash of defections, with more than 160 of the firm's 300 partners resigning in three months according to the filing.

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Midlevel Associates Survey 14 19 Job satisfaction
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In the News

Fraud Trial Against Dewey Leaders Begins

Nell Gluckman and Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : May 27, 2015

Jurors on Tuesday heard radically different characterizations of the alleged roles of three former executives who are facing criminal fraud charges in the 2012 collapse of Dewey & LeBoeuf.

The Dewey Docket

Nell Gluckman : The American Lawyer : May 26, 2015

Disputants are still slugging it out in a slew of Dewey-related cases.

Criminal Indictment Against Dewey's Top Leaders

: The American Lawyer : May 26, 2015

The Manhattan District Attorney's office accuses former Dewey & LeBoeuf chair Steven Davis, executive director Stephen DiCarmine and chief financial officer Joel Sanders of conspiring over four years to jigger the firm's books to keep it afloat, and of lying about the firm's true finances to insurance company investors who underwrote a $150 million debt offering and to its bank lenders.

Criminal Fraud Trial to Begin for Former Dewey Executives

Chris Johnson And Julie Triedman : New York Law Journal : May 26, 2015

Fourteen months after their indictment and two years after their firm failed, three former Dewey & LeBoeuf leaders will face a jury before Acting Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Robert Stolz Tuesday morning.

Dewey's Demise Takes Center Stage

: The Am Law Daily : May 26, 2015

Dewey & LeBoeuf former chair Steven Davis, former executive director Stephen DiCarmine and former chief financial officer Joel Sanders together face more than 100 criminal charges, including grand larceny, scheming to defraud, falsifying business records and conspiracy in the lead-up to the 1,300-lawyer firm's downfall in May 2012. All have pleaded not guilty.

Morning Wrap: Dewey's Day in Court | Supreme Court 'Litmus Test'

Mike Scarcella : Legal Times : May 26, 2015

Opening statements begin today in the Dewey & LeBoeuf trial in Manhattan. Democratic candidates for president face criticism over their litmus test for would-be Supreme Court picks. And Daniel Meltzer, who served as the second-in-charge at the White House counsel's office, dies. This is a roundup from ALM and other publications.

Dewey's Day in Court

Chris Johnson and Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : May 26, 2015

Fourteen months after their indictment and three years after their firm failed, three former Dewey & LeBoeuf leaders will face a state court jury in Manhattan Tuesday morning.

Dueling Narratives in Trial of Ex-Dewey & LeBoeuf Leaders

Julie Triedman and Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : May 26, 2015

Jurors in a New York state court heard radically different characterizations Tuesday of the alleged roles of three former executives who are facing criminal fraud charges related to the 2012 collapse of Dewey & LeBoeuf.

More Litigation Arising From Firm's Failure

Nell Gluckman : The National Law Journal : May 25, 2015

Federal regulators, the bankruptcy trustee and others are pursuing legal actions.

NY Big Law Abuzz Over Dewey Trial

Julie Triedman and Chris Johnson : The National Law Journal : May 25, 2015

Fourteen months after their indictment and two years after their firm failed, three former Dewey & LeBoeuf leaders will face a jury in New York this week.

The Main Players

Nell Gluckman : The American Lawyer : May 22, 2015

A rundown of the key figures in the Dewey trial.

Musical Chairs at Squire Patton Boggs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 15, 2015

As the one-year anniversary of the firm's creation draws near, several more Squire Patton Boggs partners seek new homes; Baker & Hostetler brings on roughly 30 lawyers from McKenna Long & Aldridge ahead of the latter's June 1 merger with Dentons; Boies, Schiller & Flexner bags another federal prosecutor; Greenberg Traurig grows in Poland; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Greenberg Traurig Adds Two Real Estate Teams in Warsaw

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : May 13, 2015

The additions come from Allen & Overy and Norton Rose Fulbright and bring Greenberg Traurig's attorney count in Warsaw to 80, with 30 lawyers working in the region's real estate industry.

Morgan Lewis, Winston & Strawn Enter NFL's Deflategate Drama

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 13, 2015

The fiasco surrounding underinflated footballs in a key National Football League playoff game earlier this year continues to draw more high-powered Am Law 100 lawyers, including a pair of litigators from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius and Winston & Strawn that previously worked at now-defunct firms, in the aftermath of a controversial investigative report released last week by Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.

Surrounded by Dentists, Lawyer Spots a Niche to Fill

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : May 12, 2015

After 11 years as a real estate litigator, Angele Rishi is developing a niche legal practice focused on dentists.

Jury Selection Completed for Dewey & LeBoeuf Criminal Trial

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : May 08, 2015

A panel of 12 jurors and eight alternates were selected for the trial of three former leaders of now-defunct Dewey & LeBoeuf.

A Return To Court For Sudan

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : May 04, 2015

For almost a decade, Sudanese officials largely ignored lawsuits in the United States that accused the country of aiding terrorists who bombed two U.S. embassies in 1998. Billions of dollars in damages were awarded to victims and their families. Sudan last year jumped back in.

McKenna Defections Mount Ahead of Merger, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 02, 2015

Covington & Burling and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman pick up partners from McKenna Long & Aldridge as the latter prepares to merge with Dentons; Kirkland & Ellis and Mayer Brown make European antitrust hires; a Sidley Austin litigator flies solo; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Suspended Gibson Dunn Partner Confirms His Departure

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 01, 2015

Dubai-based partner Peter Gray, who was suspended from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher after being accused of knowingly submitting false evidence against a Djibouti businessman, has confirmed to The Am Law Daily that he has left the firm.

Succession Planning a Weakness for Many Firms

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : April 30, 2015

Add up all the time spent on the practice, firm management, securing new clients and keeping current one's law license, and there's not abundant time left to ponder the future. But it's something firms small and large need to improve upon, attorneys and legal consultants said.

Arent Fox Adds Real Estate Team, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 28, 2015

Another batch of lawyers departs McKenna Long & Aldridge ahead of its merger with Dentons; several Edwards Wildman Palmer legacy partners find new homes; Boies, Schiller & Flexner brings on a Justice Department veteran; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Gibson Dunn Ordered To Pay $1.3 Million After Judge Calls Partner Dishonest

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

Peter Gray denies that he misled a U.K. court in litigation stemming from a 2009 terrorist attack in Djibouti.

Jury Selection Begins in Dewey Trial

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : April 27, 2015

The much-anticipated trial of Dewey & LeBoeuf's three former top executives is likely to last until October, and the process of selecting jurors who can devote enough time to the case will be long and arduous. Over 100 potential jurors filled out questionnaires Monday, but lawyers don't expect to select anyone before Friday.

McKenna Long Tax Chief Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 26, 2015

The head of McKenna Long & Aldridge's national tax group leaves ahead of a merger with global legal giant Dentons; Arnold & Porter and Cozen O'Connor both make bulk hires from smaller firms; a Jones Day bankruptcy baron returns; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

JPMorgan Chase Accuses Ex-Dewey Partner of Lying About Assets

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : April 22, 2015

The bank has filed a complaint against former Dewey & LeBoeuf partner John Altorelli, claiming he misrepresented his assets when he sought to delay repayment of a $500,000 loan he'd taken out in 2012.

Half-Dozen K&L Gates Partners Decamp, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 21, 2015

K&L Gates sees six partners leave for four firms; some of Fried Frank's Asia lawyers find new homes; Jackson Lewis opens two new offices; Mayer Brown adds a practice leader; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Boies Schiller Bolsters Corporate Group With O'Melveny Hire

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 20, 2015

Boies, Schiller & Flexner is rebuilding its small corporate group by hiring O'Melveny & Myers corporate and project finance partner Dev Sen, who joined his now former firm nearly three years ago, prior to the historic collapse of Dewey & LeBoeuf.

Jury Selection Process Mapped for Dewey Trial

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : April 14, 2015

The former leaders of Dewey & LeBoeuf who are criminally charged with overseeing a massive fraud at the firm gathered Monday with their attorneys and Manhattan prosecutors to discuss the difficult process of finding jurors who could hear a trial lasting possibly six months.

Wine Lovers Relocate, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 14, 2015

Duane Morris and McKool Smith saw a pair of oenophiles pull up stakes for new endeavors; Kirkland & Ellis adds one litigator and loses two more; Paul Hastings bolsters its banking group in London; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Insurer Aims at New Target in Dewey Bond Offering Suit

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : April 13, 2015

After a federal court judge in Iowa granted a stay in Aviva Life and Annuity Co.'s case against three former Dewey & LeBoeuf leaders, the insurance company has filed a separate suit against two others: COO Dennis D'Alessandro and executive committee member Richard Shutran.