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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

Trio of Witnesses Testify About Dewey's Finances, Accounting

Nell Gluckman : The American Lawyer : July 31, 2015

The trial of three former executives of the now-defunct Dewey & LeBoeuf moved at a faster pace Thursday with three witnesses taking the stand before a 1 p.m. lunch break.

Three Witnesses Testify to Dewey & LeBoeuf's Financial Practices

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : July 30, 2015

Among those called to the stand in the trial of three Dewey & LeBoeuf executives were an assistant to a former rainmaker, an ex-partner from predecessor Dewey Ballantine and a banker who oversaw HSBC's $10 million loan to the now-defunct firm.

Ex-Partner Says Dewey Failed to Pay Promised Compensation

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : July 29, 2015

A former structured finance partner at Dewey & LeBoeuf said he left the firm in late 2010 with a group of other attorneys because he was not paid what he was promised and only learned of Dewey's 2010 debt offering to investors through a client.

Full Coverage: Dewey & LeBoeuf Fraud Trial

: New York Law Journal : July 29, 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.

Katten Partner Takes Stand at Dewey & LeBoeuf Criminal Trial

Christine Simmons : The Am Law Daily : July 28, 2015

Howard Schickler, a former structured finance partner at Dewey & LeBoeuf, said he left the firm in late 2010 for Katten Muchin Rosenman with 12 other lawyers because he did not receive the compensation he was promised.

CPA Details False Entries in Dewey's Accounts

Julie Triedman : New York Law Journal : July 28, 2015

A former accounting manager testified Monday that she and others in Dewey & LeBoeuf's finance department falsified the firm's financial statements by making illegitimate entries at the end of each fiscal year between 2008 and 2011.

Ex-Manager Details Dewey & LeBoeuf's False Accounting Entries

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : July 27, 2015

Jyhjing Harrington testified Monday that she and others in the now-defunct firm's finance department falsified financial statements by making illegitimate entries at the end of each fiscal year between 2008 and 2011.

Insurer Says Dewey Claimed to Be Financially Healthy

Nell Gluckman : New York Law Journal : July 24, 2015

When Dewey & LeBoeuf solicited $150 million from insurance companies in a private placement in 2010, it assured investors that it was financially stable, Robert Mills, who handled private placements for The Hartford group, testified Thursday.

Star Witness Ends Testimony in Dewey Bosses' Fraud Trial

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : July 23, 2015

After seven days of testifying against his former bosses at Dewey & LeBoeuf—which included heated questioning from both the prosecution and defense and at one point led to tears on the witness stand—former finance director Francis Canellas concluded his role as the prosecution's key witness in the fraud trial of the collapsed firm's top leaders.

Defense Lawyer Nixes Insurance Testimony on Dewey's Health

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : July 23, 2015

An insurance executive testified Thursday that Dewey & LeBoeuf's management assured him of the firm's fiscal health ahead of a $40 million loan in 2010. But a defense lawyer for Dewey & LeBoeuf's former leader successfully dismissed that evidence.

Dewey Prosecution Speeds Ahead After Key Witness Testifies

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : July 22, 2015

With the prosecution's case moving faster than expected, counsel for defendants in the Dewey & LeBoeuf criminal trial used the last day of testimony by Dewey's former finance director to cast doubt on the witness.

McDermott Partners With Spanish Firm for Foray Into Cuba

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

McDermott Will & Emery has become the latest Am Law 100 firm to target opportunities stemming from the renewal of U.S. diplomatic relations with Cuba, forging an alliance with Spanish firm Olleros Abogados to advise clients on Cuba-related matters from Madrid.

DA Presses Key Witness on Dewey's False Accounts

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : July 22, 2015

Prosecutors trying three former Dewey & LeBoeuf executives on fraud charges fought back Tuesday against defense assertions that the firm's ex-finance director, Francis Canellas, a key cooperating witness, never talked with the defendants about making "false" accounting adjustments.

Dewey Defense Takes Turn Grilling DA Witness

Nell Gluckman : New York Law Journal : July 21, 2015

The defense lawyer for former Dewey & LeBoeuf chairman Steven Davis got the chance Monday to address accusations that his client knew about allegedly improper accounting adjustments at the now-defunct firm.

Dewey Witness Chokes Up as Prosecutors Double Down

Christine Simmons : The Am Law Daily : July 21, 2015

Former Dewey & LeBoeuf finance director Frank Canellas told prosecutors Tuesday that telling the truth about Dewey's demise would let him "look myself in the mirror every day for the rest of my life."

Defense: Dewey Chair Was Unaware of False Accounting

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : July 20, 2015

A defense lawyer for former Dewey & LeBoeuf chairman Steven Davis spent Monday challenging the statements of former Dewey finance director Francis Canellas, whose testimony last week suggested that Davis knew about allegedly improper accounting adjustments at the firm.

Morning Wrap: Reflections On the Term | Law Firms Cut Bank Debt

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : July 20, 2015

A round up of news from ALM affiliated publications and around the web: Mary Bonauto's advice for lawyers going before the Supreme Court, law firms scale back reliance on bank loans and a profile of a FOIA wizard.

As Brown Rudnick Twists, Irish Eyes Shine on Mayer Brown

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 18, 2015

The story of Brown Rudnick's role in an Irish bailout deal gone bad took a new turn this week, while Mayer Brown landed a role in the U.S. bankruptcy of a disgraced Irish property baron whose wife was allegedly ripped off by a New York lawyer.

Dewey Defense Attacks Testimony Linking Leaders to Fraud

Julie Triedman : New York Law Journal : July 17, 2015

Defense counsel for former Dewey & LeBoeuf CFO Joel Sanders and former chair Steven Davis attempted Thursday to undermine the credibility of a witness viewed as a key link between the three executives on trial and the accounting fraud at the heart of the case.

Morning Wrap: Justice Kennedy Reflects | Apple Employee Class Certified

Happy Carlock : Legal Times : July 17, 2015

Justice Anthony Kennedy reflects on writing the court's gay-marriage ruling. A California judge certifies a class of Apple employees in a suit over the company's bag-search policy. Defense lawyers take on a key prosecution witness at the Dewey & LeBoeuf trial. This is a roundup of news from ALM and other publications.

Defense Gets Turn to Grill Dewey Finance Director

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : July 16, 2015

Defense lawyers in the Dewey & LeBoeuf criminal trial worked to undermine three days of witness testimony that appeared to link the firm's executives to the alleged accounting fraud at the heart of the case.

Witness Links Dewey Leaders to Firm's False Accounting

Julie Triedman : New York Law Journal : July 16, 2015

Prosecutors in the Dewey & LeBoeuf criminal trial made perhaps their strongest play yet to connect the dots between the firm's three former top executives and alleged accounting irregularities on Wednesday.

Cooley Makes Bicoastal Raid on Reed Smith

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 16, 2015

Four prominent corporate partners from Reed Smith—including Yvan-Claude Pierre, head of the firm's corporate and securities group and chair of its U.S. capital markets practice—are peeling off for Cooley's offices in New York and San Francisco.

Jury Sees 'Fake Income' Email in Trial of Ex-Dewey Leaders

Nell Gluckman : The American Lawyer : July 15, 2015

During the second day of testimony from Francis Canellas, the finance director of now-defunct Dewey & LeBoeuf, the jury saw evidence that the firm's top executives might have seen an email referencing accounting changes that state prosecutors contend were false.

After 20 Years In-House, Willkie Scion Joins Steptoe

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

Steptoe & Johnson has snagged two new hires for its New York office, including a veteran in-house lawyer and grandson of a former Republican presidential candidate.

Witness, Emails Suggest Dewey Execs Knew of Bogus Accounting

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : July 15, 2015

Prosecutors in the Dewey & LeBoeuf criminal trial continued to try to link the firm's former executives to allegedly illegal accounting tricks.

Jury Sees "Fake Income" Email in Trial of Dewey Execs

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

Jurors in the Dewey & LeBoeuf criminal trial heard more evidence Tuesday that the defunct firm's former leaders used allegedly illegal accounting tricks to mask financial shortfalls, including an internal email that described $25 million as "fake income."

Get Rich and Get Bill Brewer; Fiddy Taps Texas Litigator

Zoe Ferguson : The Am Law Daily : July 14, 2015

Curtis Jackson III, a rapper known as 50 Cent, has assembled a high-powered legal team as he files for personal bankruptcy protection in Connecticut following an adverse $5 million judgment against him in sex tape litigation.

Hausfeld Rides Big Fees Into New York, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

High-powered plaintiffs shop Hausfeld hires two antitrust litigators from Greenberg Traurig to open in the Big Apple; Greenberg Traurig opens its first office in Germany; Pillsbury picks up two; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Morning Wrap: 'Our Selma' | Harvard Law, Now Homeless

Mike Sacks : Legal Times : July 14, 2015

The trial over North Carolina's 2013 election law overhaul began Monday. President Obama commutes the sentences of 46 nonviolent drug offenders. On the Hill: Will criminal justice reform succeed? And the star witness testifies at the Dewey & LeBoeuf trial in New York. This is a roundup from ALM and other publications.