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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

Big Law Brings Big Knowledge Management

Sean Doherty : Law Technology News : February 27, 2015

O'Melveny & Myers is building a litigation support tool atop an intranet and enterprise search engine.

Firms Garner Huge Fees in Sports

Brian Baxter : The American Lawyer : February 26, 2015

Public records shed light on fees firms have received from their sports clients.

The Inside Story of Dentons' Combination with Dacheng

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : February 26, 2015

In its boldest move yet, the verein is betting big on the Chinese economy.

Case Against Dewey Leaders Hinges on Cooperator Testimony

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : February 18, 2015

In the upcoming criminal trial of Dewey & LeBoeuf's executives, Manhattan prosecutors have signaled that they intend to lean on testimony from former employees, in particular the firm's former finance director. Meanwhile, defense attorneys are seeking to prohibit hearsay from the testimony of cooperators and to bar other information, including one defendant's family ties to an organized crime figure.

A Tale of Two Spragues: One Lands at Covington, the Other in Prison

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : February 09, 2015

Former federal prosecutor Douglas Sprague joined Covington & Burling as a white-collar defense and investigations partner in San Francisco. In one of his more memorable cases, Sprague prosecuted Leigh Sprague, a former Coudert Brothers and LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae associate who embezzled $10 million from a prominent Russian oligarch he worked for in Moscow.

An Rx for Lateral Heartache

William Henderson and Christopher Zorn : The American Lawyer : February 09, 2015

Lateral partner hiring among large law firms is a lot like an ailing patient. We say this having explored more than 30,000 lateral partner moves over a 12-year period. And we're ready to offer prescriptive advice—a real cure for the dysfunctional lateral market.

Asia: One Firm Goes Big as Another Goes Home

Steven J. Harper : The Am Law Daily : February 06, 2015

Fried Frank and Dentons have implemented dramatically different China strategies. Maybe they're both correct.

Clifford Chance, Pillsbury Add DLA Piper Finance Trio

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 03, 2015

DLA Piper has been active on the lateral hiring front this year, but the global legal giant saw three finance lawyers leave its robust ranks this week for Magic Circle firm Clifford Chance and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman. One partner heading to Pillsbury was caught up in a high-profile overbilling suit filed against DLA Piper by a former client in 2013.

Lateral Hiring Stays Strong, but Firms Curb Pay Pledges

MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : January 29, 2015

Lateral hiring remains at a near record, but more firms seek to manage risk by pulling back on compensation guarantees.

Chadbourne Opens New Office in Johannesburg

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 28, 2015

Chadbourne & Parke will open the South African outpost on Feb. 2, to be headed by Lido Fontana, a former project finance partner from one of the country's top corporate firms.

King & Spalding Keeps Hiring, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 27, 2015

Five lawyers join King & Spalding, as two others depart; Haynes and Boone heads to Denver; Pillsbury Winthrop adds 10 in Texas; Latham & Watkins lures a well-pedigreed litigator and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Former Dewey Chairman Awarded Bail Refund

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

In search of money to fund his upcoming trial, former Dewey & LeBoeuf chairman Steven Davis has been allowed a refund of his $200,000 bail.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 19, 2015

New arrivals, laterals, and a new office in this week's column.

Kirkland, Jones Day in Caesars Bankruptcy Showdown

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : January 15, 2015

Two of the country's top bankruptcy lawyers—Kirkland & Ellis' James Sprayregen and Jones Day's Bruce Bennett—are facing off in the Chapter 11 case of a subsidiary of casino and gaming giant Caesars Entertainment Corp.

Severed Dewey Trial Planned for 2016

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

Now that the fraud trial against three Dewey & LeBoeuf executives has been pushed back to April 27, a separate trial against indicted junior manager Zachary Warren likely won't start until 2016.

Big Law and Me: Aric Press Reflects

Aric Press : The American Lawyer : January 14, 2015

After 16 years, a departing editor offers 12 lessons for firms and lawyers.

How Bingham Failed: The Inside Story

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : January 14, 2015

Three years ago, Bingham McCutchen was literally a case study in successful management. 
Now it's dead. A look at last days of a high flyer and the stumbles that sealed its fate.

Judge Resets Dewey Trial Date to Late April

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 13, 2015

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Robert Stolz has bumped back the fraud trial against Dewey & LeBoeuf's top leaders to April 27, after former Chief Financial Officer Joel Sanders replaced his defense counsel.

Comparing Recent Clawback Rulings in 'Dewey' and 'Thelen'

Evan Hollander, Jonathan W. Hughes and Dana Yankowitz Elliott : New York Law Journal : January 12, 2015

Evan Hollander, Jonathan W. Hughes and Dana Yankowitz Elliott of Arnold & Porter write: While both decisions are tough for law firm partners, the decision in 'Dewey' and its reliance on uniquely harsh New York state law exposes partners to much greater risks than the decision in 'Thelen'.

Dewey Left Out of Latest Fees in Six-Year-Old Case

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 09, 2015

Judge Denny Chin has awarded most of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer's recent fee request but denied any further fee awards to the estate of Dewey & LeBoeuf. Both firms represented a receiver appointed to take control of properties and assets of an investment firm tied to a Ponzi scheme.

Attorneys in Hot Water: When Prosecutors Turn Up the Heat

Michael C. Miller and Jill C. Maguire : New York Law Journal : January 09, 2015

Michael C. Miller and Jill C. Maguire discuss the results of their informal survey into the criminal convictions that have been obtained over the past few years against lawyers in New York's federal and state courts, and against New York lawyers who have run afoul of the law outside of New York State.

Dewey GC Joins Hinshaw as Partner

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 07, 2015

Janis Meyer, the longtime general counsel at Dewey & LeBoeuf who helped the firm wind down its affairs in bankruptcy, is joining Hinshaw & Culbertson as a partner advising firms and lawyers on professional responsibility, ethics and risk management.

Former Dewey GC Heads to Hinshaw

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2015

Hinshaw & Culbertson, the go-to firm for law firms facing ethics and professional malpractice concerns, announced Monday that Janis Meyer, Dewey & LeBoeuf's longtime general counsel, joined the firm as a partner on Jan. 1.

Star Litigators Depart, Plus (Many) More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2015

An array of high-profile litigators from Irell & Manella and Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi are starting their own firms as January's annual “running of the laterals” begins. Also, Hinshaw & Culbertson hires Dewey & LeBoeuf's former general counsel; a Bingham McCutchen partner and ex-Cadwalader leader find new homes; Blank Rome opens in Pittsburgh; Greenberg Traurig goes to Tokyo; Quinn Emanuel heads to Seattle; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Careerist: My Predictions for Big Law in 2015

Vivia Chen : The American Lawyer : January 06, 2015

Oh, Crystal Ball! Here are nine things I see happening to a firm near you in the coming year. Please prove me wrong.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : January 05, 2015

Allergan / Actavis; Halliburton / Baker Hughes; Publicis / Sapient; LabCorp / Covance; BB&T / Susquehanna; Cott / DSS Group; Chiquita / Cutrale

Firms Find Creative Outlet Through Art Collections

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : December 31, 2014

Dozens of firms have curated museum-quality collections to grace their walls, including Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, whose art work includes pieces by famed photographers Annie Leibovitz, Nicholas Nixon, Lee Friedlander and Irving Penn, screen prints by Andy Warhol, a tapestry by Alexander Calder and a one-of-kind painting by Jim Dine.

Legal Business: Climate Unsettled

Katelyn Polantz and Andrew Ramonas : The National Law Journal : December 29, 2014

2014 was tumultuous for law firms — several didn't live to see 2015, or held on via mergers.

Law Firm Leaders See Jumps, Bumps in 2015

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : December 24, 2014

Data privacy and dealmaking will be hot, the lateral market hopping; midlevel associates could see pay climb—and firms might put the squeeze on office space.

Bear Market Continues for Big Firms in Russia

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : December 19, 2014

Global 100 firms with a major presence in Russia have quietly pulled back from Moscow and St. Petersburg as the country's economy reels from a perfect storm of Western economic sanctions, the ruble's recent collapse and tumbling oil prices.