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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
Summer Associates Survey 60 -50 Summer programs

In the News

IN BRIEF: Trial Opens in Bank Suit

: The National Law Journal : August 31, 2015

A number of current and former NFL players, including free agent Santana Moss, attended the first week of a federal negligence trial against BB&T Bank in Miami. Plus more from NLJ.com and other ALM publications.

Experts Say Dewey Defendants Must Weigh Risks of Testifying

Julie Triedman : New York Law Journal : August 31, 2015

Now that the Manhattan District Attorney's Office has rested its case against Steven Davis, Stephen DiCarmine and Joel Sanders, a fateful decision awaits the defendants—whether to take the stand.

Full Coverage: Dewey & LeBoeuf Fraud Trial

: New York Law Journal : August 31, 2015

Read about the latest developments in the trial of former Dewey & LeBoeuf execs Steven Davis, Stephen DiCarmine and Joel Sanders, who are charged with accounting-related misconduct that contributed to the firm's 2012 demise.

Dewey Prosecution Rests as Defense Files Dismissal Papers

Nell Gluckman : The American Lawyer : August 28, 2015

The prosecution's three-month-long fraud case against Dewey & LeBoeuf's top executives rested Thursday after calling its last witness, and attorneys for two of the defendants wasted little time in asking that the charges against their clients be dismissed.

Will Dewey Defendants Take the Stand?

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : August 28, 2015

With prosecutors in the Dewey & LeBoeuf criminal trial having rested their case, lawyers for the firm's former leaders will have to decide whether their clients should testify.

Witness Covers Accounting Issues at Dewey Fraud Trial

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : August 27, 2015

Reaching the home stretch and preparing to rest their case, Manhattan prosecutors in a trial against three former Dewey & LeBoeuf executives called to the stand Wednesday a forensic accounting consultant who testified that multiple accounting adjustments each year lifted net income by tens of millions of dollars.

Ex-Dewey & LeBoeuf Leaders Move to Toss Charges as Prosecution Rests

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

Lawyers for Dewey & LeBoeuf's former leaders say the state failed to provide enough proof to convict their clients.

Jury Hears Conflicting Views of Dewey & LeBoeuf Accounting

Christine Simmons : The Am Law Daily : August 26, 2015

As they prepare to rest their case, prosecutors in the criminal trial of three former Dewey & LeBoeuf executives called to the stand a forensic accounting consultant who testified that accounting adjustments each year lifted net income by tens of millions of dollars.

Attorneys Spar Over Cause of Dewey & LeBoeuf's Demise

Nell Gluckman : New York Law Journal : August 26, 2015

Lawyers on opposing sides of the case against Dewey & LeBoeuf's top executives used the last day of testimony from the former general counsel, Janis Meyer, to present the jury with their disparate versions of the events that drove the firm into bankruptcy in 2012.

Lawyers Spar Over Cause of Dewey & LeBoeuf's Demise

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : August 25, 2015

Jurors in a New York criminal court were presented Tuesday with conflicting stories about the timing and circumstances that led to the downfall of Dewey & LeBoeuf during the testimony of Janis Meyer, the firm's former general counsel.

K&L Gates Grows Despite Losses, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 25, 2015

K&L Gates offsets a series of partner departures with hires in Dallas and Asia; Ashurst brings back a private equity pro from Skadden; Boies Schiller bags one from Cravath; a McKenna Long founder decamps; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Defense Grills Ex-Dewey GC on Knowledge of Firm's Finances

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : August 25, 2015

Defense attorneys representing the three former executives of the failed Dewey & LeBoeuf had their first chance to question a former Dewey general counsel who was copied on numerous emails put into evidence by the prosecution.

Fifth Circuit Allows $46M Energy Contract Dispute to Continue

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : August 25, 2015

The Fifth Circuit reversed a Houston trial judge and allowed Houston-based International Energy Ventures Management to continue to pursue a $46.5 million breach-of-contract dispute against Hong Kong-based United Energy Group, which purchased BP's Pakistani oil and gas assets in 2011.

Dewey Defense: GC Kept Mum as Firm Wooed Investors

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : August 24, 2015

Defense attorneys chipped away Monday at potentially damaging testimony by a former Dewey & LeBoeuf general counsel, casting her as an insider who failed to share material information with investors in a firm bond offering when she had the chance.

Ex-Dewey COO Not Likely to Be Called as Witness by Either Side

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : August 24, 2015

Although Dewey & LeBoeuf's former chief operating officer has been extensively cited at a trial against the firm's executives, the Manhattan District Attorney's office has said it does not plan to call him as a witness, and the defense said it has been denied access to him and therefore has been unable to prepare him as a witness.

Mark Dubois: Crowdfunding and Other Developments in Law Firm Investment

Mark Dubois : The Connecticut Law Tribune : August 24, 2015

There has been an amazing confluence of events in the field of law firm financing in the last few weeks, and, for my money (no double entendre intended), what was already complicated and confusing may have become more so.

Dewey General Counsel Says She Wasn't Aware of Accounting Adjustments

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : August 21, 2015

Dewey & LeBoeuf's former general counsel, Janis Meyer, testified Thursday that the executive committee didn't approve reclassifications of payments made to of counsel as equity partner compensation. She also said she didn't know about the accounting adjustments.

Ex-Dewey & LeBoeuf GC Testifies About Firm's Accounting

Christine Simmons : The Am Law Daily : August 20, 2015

Janis Meyer, a former general counsel at Dewey & LeBoeuf and current professional ethics and responsibility partner at Hinshaw & Culbertson in New York, testified Thursday in the Dewey & LeBoeuf criminal trial.

Bank VP Details Crumbling Relationship With Dewey

Julie Triedman : New York Law Journal : August 20, 2015

A senior vice president for Wachovia Bank's legal banking client business testified Wednesday about the bank's deteriorating relationship with Dewey & LeBoeuf as the firm was buffeted by the financial crisis and unrealistic compensation demands by its legacy partners.

Bank Exec Describes Pulling Plug on Dewey & LeBoeuf Loans

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : August 19, 2015

As the Dewey criminal trial continues, a senior vice president for Wachovia's legal banking business chronicled the bank's decision to end its lending relationship with the firm in 2010.

Dewey Administrator Testifies She Never Intended to Defraud

Nell Gluckman : The American Lawyer : August 19, 2015

A former Dewey & LeBoeuf administrator, who has pleaded guilty and is cooperating in a criminal case against the defunct firm's former leaders, said Tuesday she didn't think the accounting adjustments she made as director of revenue support were illegal.

Dewey Witness Says She Never Intended to Defraud

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : August 18, 2015

A cooperating witness testified Tuesday that she didn't believe the accounting adjustments she made at Dewey & LeBoeuf were fraudulent. Plus: Lawyers argue over stickers, and jurors learn about a dog named Fluffy.

Dewey Defense Notes Changes in Witness' Responses

Julie Triedman : New York Law Journal : August 18, 2015

With the witness, a former director of revenue support at Dewey & LeBoeuf, looking serious and at times close to tears, Andrew Frisch, counsel for former CFO Joel Sanders, highlighted how she changed her story in her responses to prosecutors before and after she signed a plea agreement in exchange for leniency.

Morning Wrap: Julian Bond, Remembered | Former SCOTUS Clerks on the Hill | Jury Exclusions

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : August 17, 2015

A round up of news from ALM affiliated publications and around the web: Civil rights leader Julian Bond dies, plaintiffs lawyers take on police brutality cases and renewed scrutiny of prosecutors who strike black jurors from the pool.

Associates Land Plum Role on Defense Teams at Dewey Trial

Nell Gluckman : The American Lawyer : August 17, 2015

From the judge to the defendants to the lead attorneys on both sides, the Dewey & LeBoeuf fraud trial has been dominated by seasoned lawyers, and entirely by men. But the criminal trial has plunged four early to mid-career attorneys on the defense teams—all women—into the thick of a once-in-a-lifetime case.

Dewey Defense Grills Key Witness as State's Case Winds Down

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : August 17, 2015

With just a week remaining before New York prosecutors rest their case in the Dewey & LeBoeuf criminal trial, a former subordinate of Dewey's CFO told jurors of false book entries made to financial records.

Witness: Dewey Employees Had Questioned Adjustments

Nell Gluckman : New York Law Journal : August 14, 2015

In her second day of testimony in the fraud trial against Dewey & LeBoeuf's former top executives, Dianne Cascino, who was the firm's director of revenue support, said Thursday that many people at Dewey questioned the accounting entries she said she made to boost the firm's bottom line.

A Crash Course in Law Firm Disaster

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : August 14, 2015

For the associates helping to defend Dewey & LeBoeuf's former leaders, the ongoing Dewey criminal trial has been an eye-opener.

Another Witness Admits Falsifying Dewey Accounting Records

Nell Gluckman : New York Law Journal : August 13, 2015

In response to a question about her criminal conduct from Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Peirce Moser Wednesday, Dewey & LeBoeuf's former director of revenue support said with a shaky voice that she reversed bills and put disbursements that had been written off back on the firm's books.

Dewey Witness Says She Helped Stifle Alarms Over Accounting

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

The director of revenue support at now-defunct Dewey & LeBoeuf testified Thursday that many at the firm questioned her about what she now says were false accounting adjustments.