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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

750 Attorneys From Bingham McCutchen to Join Morgan Lewis

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 25, 2014

In addition to the 226 Bingham McCutchen partners it was announced were headed to Morgan Lewis a little more than a week ago, Morgan Lewis will take on 525 other lawyers, legal professionals and staffers. About 100 attorneys are joining Morgan Lewis' 175-lawyer practice in New York City.

Dewey Defendants Seek Delay as Funds Run Out

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

Supreme Court Justice Robert Stolz has adjourned the trial of indicted Dewey & LeBoeuf leaders for a month after defense attorneys told him a Bermuda-based insurer has refused to advance defense costs.

Morgan Lewis Finalizes Bingham McCutchen Deal

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 24, 2014

Roughly 750 lawyers and staffers from Bingham McCutchen will join Morgan, Lewis & Bockius under the terms of an agreement finalized Sunday night between the Am Law 100 firms.

Developments in 2014 on Dissolutions and Sales

Arthur J. Ciampi : New York Law Journal : November 21, 2014

In his Law Firm Partnership Law column, Arthur J. Ciampi analyzes some of 2014's important determinations involving "claw-back" claims against former partners by the trustee in the bankruptcy of Dewey & LeBoeuf, the tensions between the rule allowing the sale of a law practice and the one limiting the sharing of attorney fees among attorneys who are not associated, and more.

Key Ruling Brings Thelen Bankruptcy Closer to Conclusion

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : November 21, 2014

A bankruptcy judge in Manhattan brought Thelen LLP a giant step closer to a final resolution of its Chapter 7 liquidation, ruling Thursday that partners who haven't yet settled with the bankrupt firm's estate have to pay back monthly draws they received during the now-defunct firm's final year.

Attorneys Debate Timing of Dewey Manager's Trial

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : November 20, 2014

The indicted ex-leaders of Dewey & LeBoeuf said the trial of junior manager Zachary Warren should be held first because he is a "crucial exculpatory witness" for their own trial.

Sidley Austin Snags Houston Duo, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 18, 2014

Two Andrews Kurth partners peel off for Sidley Austin in Houston's hot lateral market; a handful of firms make big hires in London; Blank Rome adds a pair from Bingham McCutchen; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Morgan Lewis Takes 'Hybrid' Approach in Growing Law Firm

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : November 18, 2014

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius has grown over the years to one of the largest law firms in the world in terms of both revenue and attorney head count and has done so without adopting the merger-focused strategy of some of its fellow global brethren.

Morgan Lewis Votes to Admit 227 Bingham Partners

Brian Baxter and Gina Passarella : The Am Law Daily : November 14, 2014

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius partners voted early Friday afternoon to admit 227 Bingham McCutchen partners into their fold, according to the firm. But not everyone at Bingham McCutchen will be making the move.

Morgan Lewis Votes to Admit 227 Bingham Partners

Brian Baxter and Gina Passarella : The Am Law Daily : November 14, 2014

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius partners voted early Friday afternoon to admit 227 Bingham McCutchen partners into their fold, according to the firm. But not everyone at Bingham McCutchen will be making the move.

Morgan Lewis Votes to Admit 227 Bingham Partners

Brian Baxter and Gina Passarella : The Am Law Daily : November 14, 2014

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius partners voted early Friday afternoon to admit 227 Bingham McCutchen partners into their fold, according to the firm. But not everyone at Bingham McCutchen will be making the move.

Bingham Malpractice Accord Smoothed Way for Morgan Lewis Talks

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

Bingham McCutchen's ongoing odyssey to find a merger partner could be coming to an end following a recent vote by the firm in favor of a combination with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. The Am Law Daily has learned that Bingham cleared a key hurdle with the firm this summer by quietly settling an ongoing malpractice dispute with Frank McCourt, the former owner of Major League Baseball's Los Angeles Dodgers. The league is a longtime Morgan Lewis client.

Judge Grants Former Dewey Client Manager Separate Trial

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

Zachary Warren, a junior manager at Dewey & LeBoeuf who was charged alongside the firm's top leaders for their alleged roles in cooking the firm's books, will get his own criminal trial, a Manhattan Supreme Court judge ruled, also upholding the vast majority of criminal counts facing the four defendants.

Covington Nabs MoFo Financial Services Pro, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 09, 2014

Covington & Burling picks up a leading consumer financial services lawyer from Morrison & Foerster, a firm that recently saw a technology transactions partner join the NBA; Gibson Dunn makes a government hire after election season; two more firms raid Bingham; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Am Law Trio Guzzles $1.25 Billion Beverage Deal

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : November 07, 2014

Drinker Biddle, Paul Weiss and Paul Hastings advised on Canadian beverage maker Cott Corp.'s acquisition of DSS Group Inc., the parent company of direct-to-consumer water and coffee services provider DS Services of America Inc.

Bingham Partner Retreat Canceled as Morgan Lewis Deadline Looms

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 04, 2014

An annual partnership retreat at Bingham McCutchen scheduled for this week in Scottsdale, Ariz., has been canceled. Bingham's partners are facing a Wednesday deadline to accept offer letters from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, as the two firms continue to mull a potential combination of their operations.

Lawyers Decry Clawback Ruling in Dewey Case

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

A bankruptcy ruling barring former Dewey & LeBoeuf partners from using a "value" defense in a clawback suit could have far reaching consequences by encouraging partners "to run for the exits" at the first sign of a law firm's financial instability, according to defense attorneys.

Ex-Dewey Partners Barred From 'Value' Defense

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : October 30, 2014

Former partners of Dewey & LeBoeuf are not entitled to use a "reasonably equivalent" value defense against the trustee's claims to claw back money, Southern District Bankruptcy Judge Martin Glenn has ruled.

Special Report: Big Law's Reality Check

Aric Press : The American Lawyer : October 29, 2014

Amid generally flat revenue but rising partner profits, four fundamental changes are roiling the legal marketplace. Is your firm prepared?

Willkie Adds Another Ex-Kirkland Partner, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter and Wenxiong Zhang : The Am Law Daily : October 24, 2014

Eight months after leaving Kirkland & Ellis for McDermott Will & Emery, private equity partner Leonard Klingbaum is on the move again; Greenberg Traurig hires a former California Senate leader; Weil, Gotshal & Manges adds a high-yield partner in London; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Former Am Law Associate Parasails to Paradise

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : October 24, 2014

Melanie Moss slaved away as an associate in New York for nine years—first at Arent Fox, then at Dewey Ballantine. But rather than pursuing a partnership track, she headed for paradise.

Bingham Faces Internal Battles Amid Uncertain Future With Morgan Lewis

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 22, 2014

A month after Bingham McCutchen's management disclosed to its partnership plans to merge with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, lingering issues remain over what a combined firm might look like. At the same time, Bingham is grappling with internal issues, including controversial pay packages, a heavy debt load and an exodus of top talent.

Kirkland Loses One PE Partner, Pays Top Dollar for Another

Brian Baxter and Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : October 21, 2014

In yet another high-profile lateral addition, Kirkland & Ellis poached Weil, Gotshal & Manges private equity partner Douglas Ryder in New York. The hire is the latest in a series of notable moves by Kirkland, which also recently raided Ropes & Gray in Hong Kong, but will lose the founding partner of its San Francisco office to a longtime private equity client.

Six Am Law 100 Firms Smooth Way for Another Pipeline Deal

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

As the U.S. moves to become the world's largest oil producer, lawyers from Cooley, Latham & Watkins, McGuireWoods, Norton Rose Fulbright, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz are helping QEP Resources unload its natural gas pipeline and processing unit for $2.5 billion in cash to Tesoro Logistics, a refinery operator owned by Tesoro Corp.

SEC Reports Record Enforcement Actions for FY2014

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : October 17, 2014

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said that in the fiscal year ending in September, it filed a record 755 enforcement actions and obtained orders for $4.16 billion in disgorgement and penalties.

Covington Gets Qualcomm Call, Loses Two Litigators

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 16, 2014

Wireless technology company Qualcomm tapped Covington & Burling to advise on its proposed $2.5 billion acquisition of CSR, a British chipmaker known for its Bluetooth technology. At the same time, the firm saw two top litigators handling Deepwater Horizon-related oil spill work for BP depart its Beltway base for Kirkland & Ellis.

Blank Rome Whistleblower Group Defects, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

One of the few whistleblower practices at an Am Law 100 firm is heading out on its own; fast-growing Parker Ibrahim & Berg raids Edwards Wildman Palmer to branch out in Boston; Ballard Spahr's mortgage banking head goes in-house; and more notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Two Am Law 100 Firms Double Down on Overseas Investments

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : October 06, 2014

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius has doubled down in Kazakhstan with an office in the country's new capital Astana. Meanwhile, Baker & McKenzie's Saudi affiliate, Legal Advisors, Abdulaziz I. Al-Ajlan & Partners, announced its opening of an office in Jeddah.

McKeon Takes Helm at Morgan Lewis

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : October 03, 2014

Firm's new chairwoman, who helped integrate the Brobeck lawyers it took on a decade ago, talked about her plans for California.

Court Sets Nov. 7 Return Date for Dewey Defendants

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : October 01, 2014

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Robert Stolz told prosecutors and indicted Dewey & LeBoeuf leaders to return to court Nov. 7, when he will decide dismissal motions.