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Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP is the result of the October 1, 2007 merger of Dewey Ballantine LLP and LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae LLP. With 1,045 attorneys, the firm placed seventeenth on the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250 rankings of U.S. firms. The firm ranked 22nd on The American Lawyer's 2011 AmLaw 100 rankings of U.S. firms based on revenue, with gross revenue of $910,000,000 in 2010. In the 2011 Global 100 rankings of firms worldwide, the firm was ranked as the 26th highest grossing law firm in the world. LeBoeuf, Lamb represented clients in a wide range of areas, including banking, finance, insurance, energy, telecommunications, e-commerce, and emerging technologies. The firm's corporate practice was its largest area. Other practice areas included bankruptcy and restructuring, insurance, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, and tax. The merged firm's attorneys practice out of more than twenty offices world-wide.

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Midlevel Associates Survey 14 19 Job satisfaction
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In the News

Ground Shifts Under Howrey's Unfinished Business Claims

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 28, 2014

Armed with two recent wins, Shay Dvoretzky of Jones Day is going up against the Howrey estate on Tuesday as its trustee tries to claw back profits owed from unfinished matters that former partners took with them when they joined other firms.

The Churn: Arnold & Porter Adds to Ranks, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 26, 2014

Arnold & Porter takes on a couple of attorneys from Alston & Bird; the embattled Bingham McCutchen brings on a partner and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Dewey & LeBoeuf: Connecting More Dots

Steven J. Harper : The Am Law Daily : January 25, 2014

If you thought the story of Dewey & LeBoeuf ended when the firm declared bankruptcy, you're wrong. The best is yet to come.

Two Ex-Dewey Leaders Settle Clawback Suit

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 23, 2014

Joel Sanders, the firm's former CFO, and Stephen DiCarmine, former executive director, have settled a trustee's clawback suit, clearing another piece of civil litigation as they prepare for a criminal trial.

Bingham Headlines Latest Round of Merger Rumblings

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2014

After a spate of lateral departures following a tough financial year in 2013, Bingham McCutchen has reportedly sounded out several Am Law 100 firms for potential tie-up talks, which come at a record-setting time for law firm mergers.

Manhattan DA Seeks Stay Of Discovery in Dewey Case

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 16, 2014

The Manhattan District Attorney is arguing for a full stay of all discovery in a clawback suit against two former Dewey & LeBoeuf leaders in Southern District Bankruptcy Court.

Firm Sues Ex-Partner for Trustee Fee in Dreier Case

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 15, 2014

Sheila Gowan, the Chapter 11 trustee to Dreier LLP, is being sued by Diamond McCarthy over a $1.4 million fee the firm says she is required to turn over under a partnership agreement.

Dewey Defendants Slam Partners' 'Voracious Greed'

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 14, 2014

Former leaders of Dewey & LeBoeuf, arguing to dismiss the "scapegoat" criminal charges against them, said the firm collapsed partly because of the "insatiable greed" of some of the firm's partners and pointed to the firm's executive committee for authorizing a deal that's at the heart of their indictments.

Dewey Trustee Presses 'Urgency' in Bankruptcy Claims

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 08, 2014

The liquidating trustee of Dewey & LeBoeuf is arguing his clawback suit against two former firm leaders should not be stayed while they face criminal charges because there is little overlap between the criminal and bankruptcy cases—and because every delay diminishes recovery for creditors.

The Story Behind the Squire Sanders-Patton Boggs Tie-Up

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : January 07, 2014

After a quick courtship, the two firms have tied the knot. Each firm brings plenty of baggage to the union.

Bankrupt Firm Trustees Lose Bid for 'Unfinished Business'

Joel Stashenko : The Am Law Daily : January 02, 2014

A unanimous Court of Appeals said finding that lawyers owe a continuing obligation to their old partnerships for work they do for clients after moving to new firms "does not comport with our profession's traditions and the commercial realities of the practice of law today."

Bankrupt Firm Trustees Lose Bid for 'Unfinished Business'

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : January 02, 2014

A unanimous Court of Appeals said finding that lawyers owe a continuing obligation to their old partnerships for work they do for clients after moving to new firms "does not comport with our profession's traditions and the commercial realities of the practice of law today."

Fee Tracker

Brian Baxter : The American Lawyer : January 30, 2014

The lawyers who suit up for the NFL Players Association—and what they bill.

Ex-Dewey Partners Challenge Barclays Over Loans

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : January 30, 2014

Sued by the bank, three former Dewey partners claim the bank and the firm duped them into borrowing money.

Washington Litigation Departments of the Year

: The National Law Journal : January 30, 2014

Top lawyers in Washington litigation practices were busier than ever in 2013­ representing big-name clients­ in disputes over affirmative action, patents, insurance, false claims and prison—to name a few areas.

Wiley Rein

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : January 30, 2014

The Churn: Paul Weiss, Squire Patton Make New Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 27, 2014

A big week for lateral moves saw Paul Weiss pluck a prominent prosecutor, the newly minted Squire Patton Boggs make another key addition and a rare departure from Wachtell Lipton. The Am Law Daily has the lowdown on the latest comings-and-goings from throughout The Am Law 200.

Ex-Leaders of Dewey Seek Stay of Clawback Lawsuit

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 24, 2014

Defense attorneys for two ex-leaders of Dewey & LeBoeuf said in papers filed Friday that unless a trustee's lawsuit against them is halted in bankruptcy court, they will be forced to depose prosecution witnesses from the criminal case against them.

NFL Players Union Scores Reversal in Pay Cap Case

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 20, 2014

The Eighth Circuit gave the NFL Players Association an opening to revive its $3 billion lawsuit accusing league owners of colluding to secretly cap salaries for the 2010 season. But the union's lawyers at Winston & Strawn and Latham & Watkins still face a long road to recovering any damages.

The Churn: Defections Mount at Edwards Wildman, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2014

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe has hired Shawn Atkinson, the former cochair of the venture capital and cross-border M&A practice at Edwards Wildman Palmer in London, where the latter firm is trying to stave off a partner exodus. Plus: Bingham McCutchen bulks up in Asia, a partner trio decamps for top in-house roles and other lateral moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

A Dewey 'Foot Soldier'?

Steven J. Harper : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2014

A simple question dogs the Manhattan district attorney's case against former Dewey & LeBoeuf client relations coordinator Zachary Warren: Why?

Former Dewey Execs Ask Judge to Halt Insurer Suit

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : January 18, 2014

Three former Dewey & LeBoeuf executives are asking a federal judge in Iowa to reconsider their request to put a civil suit by Aviva Life and Annuity Company on hold until a criminal case pending against them in New York is resolved.

In Dewey Shadows, U.K. Capital Loan Court Fight Rolls On

Chris Johnson : The Am Law Daily : January 18, 2014

While the spotlight's glare remains fixed elsewhere, a series of suits that raises fresh questions about just how far Dewey & LeBoeuf's leaders went to hide the dire state of the firm's finances is quietly taking shape in London's courts.

DA Opposes Warren's Bid for Severance in Dewey Case

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 16, 2014

Challenging the request of Zachary Warren to sever his case from co-defendants, the Manhattan District Attorney's Office claims Warren was "a willing foot soldier" motivated by a large bonus, in helping Dewey & LeBoeuf's senior management to implement a fraudulent scheme that led to the firm's demise.

Do Clients Hire Based on the Lawyers or Law Firms?

Frank Michael D'Amore : The Legal Intelligencer : January 16, 2014

I recently had a spirited debate on this topic with a group of lawyers. While the familiar refrain of "it depends" reared its head more than a few times, a few conclusions were reached. For those who are not business-getters, their answer was "the firm." For in-house attorneys and partners who are rainmakers, their unmistakable rejoinder was that clients hire lawyers. Subject to a few minor exceptions, the experience I gained as a partner and in-house lawyer leads me to side with the latter group.

Deal Reached to Settle Dispute Over Dewey Firings

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 13, 2014

Attorneys for the Dewey & LeBoeuf estate and employees who were laid off in the firm's final days have asked a judge to approve a $4.5 million settlement to resolve workers' claims of improper termination notice.

The Churn: Holland & Knight Heads to Alaska, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2014

Holland & Knight, a firm with Florida roots, is heading to Anchorage after recruiting a team of lawyers from Patton Boggs, plus more moves from across The Am Law 200.

New Claim Alleges 'Badges of Fraud' in Dewey Case

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 12, 2014

The liquidating trustee of Dewey & LeBoeuf has raised new claims against two former firm leaders in his suit to recover more than $21.8 million from them.

Shook Hardy Set to Sublease Hometown Space

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 12, 2014

Shook, Hardy & Bacon is downsizing in a Kansas City, Mo., office tower built to house the firm a decade ago. And in seeking to sublease three floors of space in the building where it serves as anchor tenant, Shook Hardy is just the latest Am Law 200 firm to reduce its real estate needs amid an evolving market for legal services.

Must White-Collar 'Suspects' Be Forewarned?

Joel Cohen : New York Law Journal : January 10, 2014

In his Ethics and Criminal Practice column, Joel Cohen write that law enforcement officials are not required to advise individuals who voluntarily offer to speak with them that they are suspects. So is the commotion over what happened to Zachary Warren of Dewey & LeBoeuf, who was asked to attend a meeting with the SEC where the district attorney's office was present without being told that he was a criminal target, justified?

NLJ 350: 2007 All Over Again? That Would Be 'No.'

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : January 09, 2014

The nation’s largest law firms in 2013 enjoyed their biggest headcount expansion—nearly 4 percent—since the recession, but the picture was much different from the last time firms saw major gains.

Verdicts & Settlements

: The National Law Journal : January 09, 2014

A summary of this week's notable court decisions.

Federal Judge Stays SEC Case Against Dewey Leaders

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 03, 2014

The D.A. argued that if the two defendants who are cooperating in the criminal case were deposed in the SEC suit and did not claim their Fifth Amendment privilege, "the other defendants would gain the unfair advantage of being able to conduct a test run of their cross examination in the criminal case."

The Churn: Akin Gump, Buchanan Ingersoll Expand, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 03, 2014

Akin Gump adds more Patton Boggs refugees, Buchanan Ingersoll becomes the latest firm to head for the Rockies and more lateral hires from across the Am Law 200.

Am Law Firms Reap Rewards of NFL Union Work

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 30, 2014

The annual report filed by the National Football League Players Association with the U.S. Labor Department shows Winston & Strawn, Latham & Watkins, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Norton Rose Fulbright and Patton Boggs racking up substantial fees for their work on behalf of players last year.

It's Now or Never to Amend Claims, Dewey Trustee Told

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 29, 2014

Now that a criminal indictment has raised new allegations against former Dewey & LeBoeuf leaders, a bankruptcy judge said the trustee should amend a civil complaint against two of the firm leaders now­—or else he may not have the chance later on.

Former Dewey Officer Challenges Trustee's Suit

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 28, 2014

Dennis D'Alessandro, Dewey & LeBoeuf's former chief operating officer, is challenging a trustee who is seeking about $9.3 million that Dewey paid to D'Alessandro before the law firm collapsed.

Corporate Counsel: How To Handle The Dreaded Government Chat

Scott N. Wagner and Joseph Mamounas : Daily Business Review : January 22, 2014

You should be reluctant to have any substantive conversations with government lawyers until your legal department has had the opportunity to consider carefully the government's request, according to lawyers Scott N. Wagner and Joseph Mamounas.

Moves by Law Firms Could Shift Profession's Center of Gravity

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : January 19, 2014

As leases draw to a close and the industry shrinks, fresh real estate frontiers open.

IN BRIEF: Clock's Still Running

: The National Law Journal : January 19, 2014

The $1.1 million in fees that Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher billed to New Jersey for the firm's George Washington Bridge closure investigation may be just the first installment. Plus more from NLJ.com and other ALM publications.

Best Practices for Dealing with Government Attorneys

Scott N. Wagner and Joseph Mamounas : Corporate Counsel : January 16, 2014

Following some rules of thumb can go a long way toward helping your company avoid the significant pitfalls of dealing with government lawyers.

Ex-Dewey Manager Seeks to Sever Criminal Case

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 14, 2014

Zachary Warren, the 29-year-old former client relations manager at Dewey & LeBoeuf who was indicted alongside three of the firm's top leaders, is seeking to separate his case from the others, arguing there is an unacceptable risk of "guilt by association" at trial.

Latest Dewey Clawback Suits Hit International Partners

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

Continuing his push to recover money for Dewey & LeBoeuf creditors, the trustee overseeing the liquidation of the failed firm's bankruptcy estate has filed 11 new suits—nine of them against former Dewey partners—seeking to claw back a total of $22.5 million.

Ex-Dewey Manager Seeks to Sever Criminal Case

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 14, 2014

Zachary Warren, the 29-year-old former client relations manager at Dewey & LeBoeuf who was indicted alongside three of the firm's top leaders, is seeking to separate his case from the others, arguing there is an unacceptable risk of "guilt by association" at trial.

Ex-Dewey Leaders Fight Trustee's Bid to Reclaim Payments

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 13, 2014

Former executive director Stephen DiCarmine and CFO Joel Sanders say they should not have to return $21.8 million that the firm paid them in the years leading up to its bankruptcy, arguing they provided years of value while working there.

Weil's Awkward Transition

Vivia Chen : The American Lawyer : January 12, 2014

When Weil, Gotshal & Manges embarked on a strategic overhaul, some partners headed for the exits.

Amici Briefs From Firms Fault 'Unfinished Business' Doctrine

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : January 12, 2014

A dozen prominent law firms are urging the Court of Appeals to declare as impractical the practice of allowing bankruptcy trustees to pursue profits from matters that partners carry from defunct firms to their new firms, and to find it contrary to nearly a thousand years of legal principle.

Howrey Trustee Racks Up Deals With Ex-Partners, Firms

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2014

Allan Diamond raises more than $5 million by reaching settlements with four firms and 60 former partners.

Diamond McCarthy Opens S.F. Office

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 06, 2014

The Churn: Winston Bulks Up in IP and Asia, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2014

Despite a recent round of layoffs, Winston & Strawn has hired a four-strong corporate team in Hong Kong and a three-partner IP team in San Francisco.

The Trouble With Nonequity Partners

Michael D. Goldhaber : The American Lawyer : January 30, 2014

Reliance on nonequity partners has boosted the bottom line at Am Law 100 firms—but is it a sustainable business model?

Am Law 100 Analysis: The Super Rich Get Richer

Aric Press : The American Lawyer : January 28, 2014

It was a middling year for most big firms, but the top 20 pulled away from the pack.

IN BRIEF: New Dean at Columbia

: The National Law Journal : January 28, 2014

The next dean of Columbia Law School will be Gillian Lester, now acting dean of the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, where she has taught since 2006. Plus more from NLJ.com and other ALM publications.

Sills Cummis' Gross and Net Down, But Profits per Partner Are Stable

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 28, 2014

Sills Cummis & Gross, one of New Jersey's largest and perennially highest-grossing firms saw a drop-off in revenue and a sharp decline in net profits in the last fiscal year.

Firms Feast on Yet Another Health Care Deal

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 24, 2014

Medical device maker Zimmer Holdings has agreed to pay $13.35 billion to acquire rival Biomet Inc.

Prosecution Says Dewey Trial Could Last Several Months

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 22, 2014

The government said it expects the trial of Dewey & LeBoeuf's former leaders to take more than four months, and that one likely witness is John Altorelli, a former Dewey executive committee member who is now a partner at DLA Piper.

One Year in, Mary Jo White's SEC by the Numbers

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : January 22, 2014

If you think the number of criminal cases at the Securities and Exchange Commission has increased dramatically, you're not wrong.

D.A. Seeks Protective Order in Dewey Case

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 21, 2014

In the criminal case against Dewey & LeBoeuf's former leaders, the office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. is seeking an order to prohibit all parties from unnecessarily disclosing witness names or other identifiable information to third parties.

Prosecution Says Dewey Trial Could Last Several Months

Christine Simmons : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2014

If and when the criminal case against three former Dewey & LeBoeuf leaders and a low-level firm employee, former partner John Altorelli is among those likely to be called as a prosecution witness.

Verdicts & Settlements

: The National Law Journal : January 21, 2014

A summary this week's notable court decisions.

DA to Seek Stay of SEC Matter in Dewey Case

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 18, 2014

Among the five defendants in the SEC suit against former Dewey & LeBoeuf leaders, three have been indicted and have pleaded not guilty, including former chairman Steven Davis, former executive director Stephen DiCarmine and former chief financial officer Joel Sanders.

Judge Allows Class Action Against Dewey to Proceed

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 16, 2014

A bankruptcy judge has eliminated some of Dewey & LeBoeuf's defenses to a suit filed by a former staff member claiming that firm layoffs in May 2012 violated Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Acts.

DA Taps Dewey Prosecutor To Be Tax Crimes Chief

Tania Karas : New York Law Journal : January 16, 2014

Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Peirce Moser, who is heading the team prosecuting four former Dewey & LeBoeuf lawyers for financial fraud, has been appointed as chief of the office's Tax Crimes Unit.

Patton Boggs Taps White-Collar Pro Abramovitz in Chevron Fight

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 16, 2014

Famed criminal defense attorney Elkan Abramowitz will help the beleaguered firm battle claims that its lawyers engaged in fraud while trying to enforce a $9.5 billion environmental judgment against Chevron Corporation.

Compliance: A Special Report

: The National Law Journal : January 14, 2014

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is undertaking a major review of the disclosure requirements for public companies, opening an opportunity to home in on material information of true value to investors.

Dewey: Don't Let it Happen to Your Law Firm

Donna Boehme : The National Law Journal : January 14, 2014

Dewey & LeBoeuf's collapse offers a grim example to other major law firms about failed oversight.

How Dewey Probe Became a Case of Prosecuting Victims

Steven J. Harper : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2014

As the Manhattan district attorney continues to pursue the collapse of Dewey & LeBoeuf as a criminal matter, it seem that the quest for convictions is in some ways more important than the search for justice.

Verdicts & Settlements

: The National Law Journal : January 07, 2014

Court Revives Samsung Antitrust Suit Against Panasonic

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 04, 2014

The Ninth Circuit reversed a decision that found Samsung waited too long to file its suit accusing Panasonic of using patents to stomp competitors.

Appeals Court Revives Samsung Digital Memory Suit Against Panasonic

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 04, 2014

A decision by Ninth Circuit Judge Ronald Gould reverses a district court ruling that the suit accusing Panasonic of using patents to stomp competitors had been filed too late.

A Dewey Plea That May Yield More Than Anyone Expected

Steven J. Harper : The Am Law Daily : January 04, 2014

Former Dewey & LeBoeuf finance director Frank Canellas copped a guilty plea that could lead to some surprising places.

Ex-Dewey Partners Settle Trustee's Clawback Claims

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 03, 2014

Ex-partners targeted in clawback litigation declined to join a $71 million settlement struck in 2012 between 400 of their former colleagues and the Dewey bankruptcy estate. Although several have now settled, about 20 clawback suits are pending.

What Critics of Lateral Hiring Get Wrong

Brad Hildebrandt : The Am Law Daily : January 02, 2014

For more than two years, law firm consultant Brad Hildebrandt says, an array of critics have shared a ride on the anti-Big Law bandwagon, with lateral partner hiring the latest target of their scorn. Here, Hildebrandt defends that practice specifically while also arguing that the problems plaguing large law firms have been greatly overstated.

A Message From The American Lawyer's New Editor-in-Chief

Kim Kleman : The American Lawyer : January 31, 2014

Laying out an agenda for the high-end legal industry's publication of record.

The Dewey & LeBoeuf Recipe for Cooking the Books

Emily Barker : The American Lawyer : January 31, 2014

Accounting tips from the now-defunct law firm

IN BRIEF: College Football Union

: The National Law Journal : January 31, 2014

A National Labor Relations Board official on March 26 gave football players at Northwestern University a green light to unionize. Plus more from NLJ.com and other ALM publications.

Guilty Pleas Detail Accounting Fraud at Dewey & LeBoeuf

Julie Triedman and Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 31, 2014

A day after ex-Dewey & LeBoeuf finance director Francis Canellas' guilty plea to second-degree grand larceny became public, the pleas of six other former firm employees who have admitted committing crimes related to Dewey's accounting practices were unsealed Friday.

Latest Dewey Clawback Complaint Targets Ex-COO

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 31, 2014

About a week after former Dewey & LeBoeuf chief operating officer Dennis D'Alessandro's lawyer spoke with The Am Law Daily about his client's innocence in the alleged fraud scheme that helped destroy the firm, the trustee overseeing Dewey's bankruptcy case sued D'Alessandro in a bid to recover nearly $9.3 million for creditors.

The Morning Wrap

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 28, 2014

A round-up of legal news from ALM affiliated publications and news outlets around the country: public corruption cases on the rise, insight into Dewey prosecution and the release of a man thought to be the world's longest-serving death row inmate.

Judge Unseals Guilty Pleas of Six More Dewey Staffers

Julie Triedman and Christine Simmons : The Am Law Daily : January 28, 2014

A day after ex-Dewey & LeBoeuf finance director Francis Canellas' guilty plea to second-degree grand larceny became public, the pleas of six other former firm employees who have admitted committing crimes related to Dewey's accounting practices were unsealed Friday.

Dewey Finance Director Pleads to Misleading Banks, Others

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 28, 2014

As part of the investigation into alleged criminal conduct that led to Dewey & LeBoeuf's bankruptcy, the firm's former finance director Francis Canellas pleaded guilty to grand larceny in the second degree last month, according to documents unsealed Thursday in New York Supreme Court.

Two More Ex-Dewey Partners Hit With Clawback Suits

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 28, 2014

As the criminal case against three ex-Dewey & LeBoeuf leaders proceeds, the trustee overseeing the bankrupt firm's estate this week added two more names to the list of former partners being sued over money they received from Dewey after it became insolvent.

D.A. Agrees to Unseal Some Dewey Documents

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 26, 2014

The Manhattan District Attorney's Office opposed The New York Times' request to unseal all records in the case against four former Dewey & LeBoeuf insiders, but is offering to open most files.

Dewey's Cautionary Tale of Culture and Compliance

Donna Boehme : Corporate Counsel : January 25, 2014

What can in-house legal departments learn from the demise of Dewey & LeBoeuf to better inform their selection of outside counsel?

The Churn: Bingham Departures Continue, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 25, 2014

Bingham & McCutchen loses a real estate finance partner to Holland & Knight and litigator to Stubbs Alderton Markiles; Greenberg Traurig adds a former FINRA enforcement counsel; and Holland & Hart absorbs a Salt Lake City tax boutique.

D.A. Asks Court to Unseal Names of Dewey Secret Seven

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 25, 2014

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. has moved to make public the identities of seven former Dewey & LeBoeuf employees who have pleaded guilty to criminal charges in connection with an alleged accounting fraud that three former Dewey leaders and a fourth, lower-ranking staffer are accused of engineering.

Judge Allows Discovery to Proceed in Dewey Bankruptcy

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 21, 2014

Bankruptcy attorneys representing two of the criminally charged former Dewey & LeBoeuf leaders lost a bid to stay discovery of a trustee and a creditor's suit against their clients, as Southern District Bankruptcy Judge Martin Glenn made his intent clear Thursday.

Am Law Quartet Tune In for Big Local TV Deal

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2014

Media General has turned to Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson for counsel on its proposed acquisition of LIN Media LLC, which has retained Covington & Burling and Weil, Gotshal & Manges to advise on the $1.6 billion cash-and-stock deal. Paul Hastings, meanwhile, is working on arranging the financing for the transaction, which will create the nation's second-largest local television broadcasting company.

Lawyer Traces Ex-Dewey COO's Path to Possible Witness Role

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2014

When four former Dewey & LeBoeuf insiders were charged with engineering a massive fraud that helped kill the storied firm, Dennis D'Alessandro was neither one of the defendants nor among the seven unnamed people who have already pled guilty in the matter. According to his lawyer, though, he may yet offer his take on Dewey's demise in court.

Editorial: Lessons Learned From Dewey Debacle

: The Connecticut Law Tribune : January 18, 2014

In May 2012, only five years after the international, white shoe law firms of Dewey Ballantine and LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae had merged, the resulting mega-firm, Dewey & LeBoeuf, filed for bankruptcy.

Defendant in Dewey Fraud Case Gets New Counsel

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 17, 2014

Zuckerman Spaeder is representing Zachary Warren, the 29-year-old former client relations manager of Dewey & LeBoeuf who was criminally charged alongside three firm leaders.

The Score: March Madness Edition

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 17, 2014

With the field set for the National Collegiate Athletic Association men's basketball tournament, others can agonize over their brackets. The Am Law Daily's focus is on the lawyers and law firms with ties to the NCAA and the nation's top college sports conferences.

Winston & Strawn Hits NCAA With Suit over Players' Pay

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 17, 2014

Will Jeffrey Kessler of Winston & Strawn upend the business of college sports?

The Churn: Holland & Knight Scatters Five Partner Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

Holland & Knight adds two partners in Tampa and individual partners in Miami, New York and San Francisco; Burr & Forman welcomes four health care attorneys in Birmingham; and two energy and natural resources partners move to Husch Blackwell's Denver office.

Dewey Demise Claims More Collateral Damage

Steven J. Harper : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

Three former Dewey leaders get indicted—and a former Dewey underling gets a trip through the looking glass.

Gleacher Taps Covington, Delaware Firm for Dissolution

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2014

Covington & Burling and Delaware's Potter Anderson & Corroon are advising Gleacher & Company on its planned liquidation, which the boutique financial services firm announced Thursday after failing to find a buyer.

The Morning Wrap

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : January 12, 2014

Who Will be Star Witnesses If Dewey Case Goes to Trial?

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2014

Prosecutors will need more than damning emails to secure convictions of the four men accused of engineering a massive accounting fraud that helped hasten Dewey & LeBoeuf's collapse.

'Blatant Accounting Fraud' at Dewey

Julie Triedman and Sara Randazzo : The National Law Journal : January 10, 2014

Following a nearly two-year investigation that began as Dewey & LeBoeuf spiraled toward death, its former chairman, Steven Davis; its former executive director, Stephen DiCarmine; and its ex-chief financial officer, Joel Sanders, stand accused of "concocting and overseeing a massive effort to cook the books" at the firm.

Emails Aren't Only Challenge in Dewey Defense, Experts Say

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 10, 2014

A day after Dewey & LeBoeuf's former leaders were indicted on grand larceny and fraud charges, criminal defense experts weighed in on the challenges and strategies in defending such cases, especially when damning emails are presented as key evidence.

The Morning Wrap

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 07, 2014

A round-up of legal news from ALM affiliated publications and news outlets around the country: Ex-Dewey execs indicted, plea deal forthcoming in D.C. "shadow campaign" scandal, and judicial discipline in Arkansas.

Searching for Zachary Warren, the Other Dewey Defendant

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2014

Of the four ex-Dewey & LeBoeuf employees indicted on criminal charges Thursday by the Manhattan district attorney's office, one is literally a mystery man even to Dewey insiders.

Ex-Dewey Leaders Charged With Fraud

Ed Shanahan : The American Lawyer : January 07, 2014

After a nearly two year investigation, the former leaders of Dewey & LeBoeuf, ex-chairman, Steven Davis; former executive director, Stephen DiCarmine; and its ex-chief financial officer, Joel Sanders, were accused Thursday of "concocting and overseeing a massive effort to cook the books" at the firm.

Three Former Executives Accused Of Cooking Dewey Books

The American Lawyer : Daily Business Review : January 06, 2014

The chief financial officer of Fort Lauderdale-based Greenspoon Marder has been charged with fraud in the collapse of the New York-based law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf.

The Morning Wrap

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : January 06, 2014

A round-up of legal news from ALM and other publications.

Reactions to Dewey Indictments Run the Gamut

Christine Simmons : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2014

Those with direct and indirect interests in the events at issue in the charges filed against three former Dewey & LeBoeuf leaders Thursday try to make sense of the stunning developments.

Dewey Demise Sends Another Ex-Partner Into Bankruptcy

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2014

A week before three former Dewey & LeBoeuf leaders were charged with engineering a massive fraud that helped destroy the firm, litigator Geoffrey Coll underscored the human toll of the collapse caused by their alleged actions by filing for Chapter 7 protection.

Dewey Drama: Indictments, Arraignments, and More

: The American Lawyer : January 06, 2014

In a stunning turn of events, three former leaders of Dewey & LeBoeuf were accused Thursday of engineering a massive fraud that helped drive the storied firm to its death.

Dewey Drama: Indictments, Arraignments and More

: The American Lawyer : January 06, 2014

In a stunning turn of events, three former leaders of Dewey & LeBoeuf were accused Thursday of engineering a massive fraud that helped drive the storied firm to its death. Read The American Lawyer's complete coverage here.

Ex-Dewey Leaders Charged With Fraud, Theft

Sara Randazzo and Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2014

Following a nearly two-year investigation that began as Dewey & LeBoeuf spiraled toward death, its former chairman, Steven Davis; its former executive director, Stephen DiCarmine; and its ex-chief financial officer, Joel Sanders, were accused Thursday of "concocting and overseeing a massive effort to cook the books" at the firm.

On the Scene at the Dewey Perp Walk

Sara Randazzo and Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2014

Clad in suits and handcuffs, former Dewey & LeBoeuf executives Steven Davis, Stephen DiCarmine and Joel Sanders, along with former Dewey accounting employee Zachary Warren, filed into a downtown Manhattan courtroom Thursday to plead not guilty to multiple counts of fraud related to the firm's 2012 collapse.

Weil Loses Finance Partner to Paul Hastings

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 03, 2014

Senior leveraged finance partner John Cobb is heading to Paul Hastings from Weil, Gotshal & Manges, marking the 36th partner departure from Weil in the past six months, and the 15th in just the last three months alone, according to reporting by The American Lawyer.

Weil Gotshal's Keith Flaum

Recorder Staff : The Recorder : January 03, 2014

Tyrrell, Patton Boggs May Part Ways Amid Merger Push, Newark Closing

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 27, 2014

Patton Boggs, which is engaged in preliminary merger talks with Squire Sanders after announcing the closure of its Newark office this week, could see one of its top partners head for the door. James Tyrrell Jr., a member of the firm's executive committee and head of its toxic tort and product liability practice group, joined Patton Boggs in a high-profile lateral move in 2006. He also took on a controversial case representing indigenous Ecuadoreans suing energy giant Chevron, which has complicated Patton Boggs' efforts to find a merger partner. As it happens, Squire Sanders has its own ties to the South American nation.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: DLA Posts Slight Gains in Revenue, Profits

Chris Johnson : The Am Law Daily : January 27, 2014

Though DLA Piper's growth slowed in 2013 as it continued to reshape its practice, the firm still managed to hit new highs in both revenue and profits per partner, according to The American Lawyer's reporting.

City of Detroit; Dewey and Dreier Firm Proceedings

Edward E. Neiger : New York Law Journal : January 27, 2014

In his Bankruptcy Update, Edward E. Neiger, a co-managing partner at ASK LLP, discusses Detroit's historic win in its Chapter 9 eligibility battle and next steps in its proceeding; the proposed sale of Girls Gone Wild and the Astros' failed attempt to dismiss Houston Regional Sports Network's bankruptcy case; and litigation and other developments in the Dewey & LeBoeuf and Dreier bankruptcy proceedings.

A Banner Year for Venable

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : January 27, 2014

Venable, bolstered by the strength of the firm's litigation and regulatory groups, in 2013 set new firm records for revenue and profits per partner.

Ex-LeBoeuf Lamb Partner's Crime Revived by Dewey Case

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 25, 2014

More than a decade after a former LeBoeuf Lamb partner pleaded guilty to giving faulty tax advice, his past actions are at the heart of two malpractice suits seeking millions of dollars in connection with the Dewey & LeBoeuf bankruptcy case.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: At Paul Weiss, Making Headlines And Profits

David Bario : The Am Law Daily : January 24, 2014

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison saw its profits per partner increase more than 8 percent last year, to $3.62 million, and its gross revenue rise nearly 7 percent, to $934.5 million, according to The American Lawyer's reporting.

The Churn: Milbank, Shearman Land Securities Litigators, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

A string of New York securities litigators are on the move; Bingham loses two Los Angeles–based lawyers to Winston and a partner in San Francisco to Manatt; and a former U.S. ambassador rejoins Jones Day.

Wilson Poaches More Sidley Lawyers in L.A.

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 12, 2014

Nine More Ex-Dewey Partners Hit With Clawback Suits

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2014

The former Dewey & LeBoeuf partners targeted in the latest round of suits filed by the defunct firm's liquidation trust include Steven Otillar, who waged a since-settled court fight with Citibank over his alleged failure to repay a capital loan, and onetime Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele.

DLA's Canada Play Falls Through, For Now

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2014

Only a few days after DLA Piper announced it was in talks to open offices in Calgary and Toronto by picking up between 55 and 70 lawyers from dissolving Canadian firm Heenan Blaikie, the world's largest firm by gross revenue and attorney head count confirmed that negotiations have ended without a deal.

For Partners, It's the Anxious Season

Aric Press : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2014

But how much fear is reasonable? The data tell the story.

For Partners, It's the Anxious Season

Aric Press : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2014

But how much fear is reasonable? The data tell the story.

The 2013 Lateral Report

: The American Lawyer : January 03, 2014

Fueled by the Dewey diaspora, lateral activity among Am Law 200 firms reached a three-year high in 2012.

At What Price a Big Law Partnership?

William McGrane and George McKeegan : New York Law Journal : January 03, 2014

William McGrane, a partner at McGrane LLP, and George McKeegan, a shareholder in McKeegan Law P.C., explores why—of all the various forms of business organizations presently being utilized by Big Law firms—forms of business organizations which require their equity security holders to identify themselves to the public as "partners" are by far the most problematic of all the various and sundry forms of business organization presently in use by Big Law.

Heller Judge Brings Clarity to Clawback Debate

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 03, 2014

Four firms fighting the Heller Ehrman estate over revenue earned by former Heller partners on matters they took with them as the firm collapsed got some bad news last week in the form of a ruling laying out how such so-called unfinished business claims should be calculated.

Your Career: Merger Mania

Sandy Lechtick : The Recorder : January 31, 2014

In this post-recession economy, partners should really understand where their firm is headed and what that means for them, writes recruiter Sandy Lechtick.

Leaders of Large Law Firms 'Get It'? Says Who?

Steven J. Harper : The Am Law Daily : January 31, 2014

Sometimes the effort to defend what passes for leadership is a fool's errand.

With Cleary on Board, Google Makes More Big Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 30, 2014

A week after representing Lenovo in connection with its acquisition of an IBM server unit, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton is advising Google on its $3 billion sale of Motorola Mobility to the world's largest computer maker. The firm has also grabbed a role in Google's largest-ever European deal, handling the company's $400 million purchase of an artificial intelligence start-up earlier this week.