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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

Litigators Recall Representing Prince, a Client Like No Other

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 22, 2016

Prince, the legendary singer, songwriter, producer and man of myriad other talents, died Thursday at 57. The eclectic pop icon kept a bevy of high-profile lawyers busy during the past three decades.

Am Law Echoes: A Look at Rankings Past and Present

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : April 19, 2016

Ahead of the publication next week of the annual Am Law 100 list, The Am Law Daily looked back at what has changed since The American Lawyer first published its rankings in 1985. The biggest difference between that year and 2016 is the size of the firms.

Two Big Firms Reap Benefits From Cybersecurity IPO

Brian Baxter and Rose Walker : The Am Law Daily : April 12, 2016

Five years after paying $612 million for cybersecurity company SecureWorks Corp., tech giant Dell Inc. is poised to pull off an IPO valuing the former at $1.4 billion. Hogan Lovells and Davis Polk & Wardwell also stand to benefit from 2016's first big tech listing.

Florida Firm Acquires Boutique, Opens NY Office

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : April 06, 2016

Greenspoon Marder, a Florida-based 180-attorney firm, acquired New York litigation boutique Jacob, Medinger & Finnegan and opened a Manhattan office April 1.

Ex-Dewey Partners Spared Liability for Lease Payments

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : April 05, 2016

A Manhattan judge has found that hundreds of former partners of Dewey & LeBoeuf and legacy firms cannot be held personally liable for lease payments after the film filed for bankruptcy, relieving them of millions of dollars of potential liability.

McGuireWoods' Hiring Spree Continues, Plus More Lateral Moves

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : April 04, 2016

McGuireWoods adds 13 partners in 13 days; Paul Weiss poaches a high-powered Cravath M&A partner; Kenyon & Kenyon loses two patent prosecution pros to Norton Rose Fulbright; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Law Firm Leaders' Moneyball Mistake

Steven J. Harper : The Am Law Daily : April 01, 2016

Some law firm leaders would rather perfect an error than learn from it.

Women's Soccer Suit Keeps Jeffrey Kessler in the Spotlight

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : March 31, 2016

In his latest headline-grabbing sports industry assignment, the Winston & Strawn antitrust pro is trying his hand at employment litigation for a group of top U.S. women's soccer players.

London Calling for Two Big Firms, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 31, 2016

Boies Schiller and Cooley bulk up their nascent outposts in London; Gordon Rees and Shipman & Goodwin grow in New York; Hogan Lovells hires four in Australia and an ex-New York prosecutor; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Feds Charge Harvard Law Grad With $95 Million Scheme

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 28, 2016

Andrew Caspersen, a Harvard Law School graduate turned private equity executive, was charged by the SEC and federal prosecutors with securities and wire fraud. Caspersen is related to several notable Big Law and Ivy League alums.

Beats, Rhymes and Law for Nixon Peabody's Julian Petty

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 23, 2016

Julian Petty, head of Nixon Peabody's entertainment practice, reminisces about Phife Dawg, the late rapper and member of A Tribe Called Quest who was one of his first clients in building a practice with a hip-hop base.

Hee-Hee! Big Firms and Boutiques Moonwalk to Michael Jackson Sale

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : March 16, 2016

Greenberg Traurig, Venable, White & Case and two top Los Angeles-based boutiques are advising on a $750 million thriller—the sale by Michael Jackson's estate of a 50 percent stake in a joint venture with music giant Sony Corp. of America.

Akin Gump Health Leader Heads In-House, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 14, 2016

New York's Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center adds a high-ranking Akin Gump partner to serve as its new legal chief; a troubled Kaye Scholer partner departs; Kirkland makes another high-profile hire; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Windy City Welcomes Two Midsize Firms, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 07, 2016

K&L Gates and Sidley Austin disgorge partners to new Chicago offices for other firms; a bevy of moves at legal giants Baker & McKenzie and Norton Rose Fulbright; Schulte Roth bolts on a broker-dealer group; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Experts See Rise in Disputes Over Partner Capital Shares

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : March 03, 2016

Law firm partners have always contributed capital for their firms to finance large expenses, operations and renovations. But consultants, legal advisers and banks say they are seeing an increase in partner borrowing for capital contributions and disputes between law firms and outgoing partners who want their capital back.

Big Law Partners Snag GC Roles, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 02, 2016

Davis Polk, Paul Hastings, Simpson Thacher and Stoel Rives partners head in-house; K&L Gates and Kirkland & Ellis see a spate of exits; Orrick adds another energy partner; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Jones Day Taps King & Wood Mallesons Energy Duo in Beijing

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : March 01, 2016

Former Dewey & LeBoeuf lawyers Dirk Walker and Dina Yin both advise state-owned Chinese oil and gas companies on cross-border transactions.

Narrowing Charges in Dewey Case Hinders DA's Leverage

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : February 29, 2016

With the most serious charges now dismissed against the remaining Dewey & LeBoeuf defendants, the Manhattan District Attorney's Office has lost critical leverage in a case with only three remaining criminal counts.

New Blow to Prosecutors as Dewey Execs Dodge Top Charge

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : February 26, 2016

The incredibly shrinking Dewey & LeBoeuf prosecution shrank again on Friday, to the relief of former Dewey execs Stephen DiCarmine and Joel Sanders.

SEC, Ex-Dewey Finance Director Reach Settlement

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : February 25, 2016

Under the agreement, Francis Canellas is enjoined from future violations of securities law. The partial settlement with the SEC resolves all liability issues for Canellas but leaves open the commission's request for monetary relief, which it could pursue at a later date.

A Vinson Partner's Quick Turnaround, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 24, 2016

A week after leaving Vinson & Elkins for Simpson Thacher, Douglas McWilliams did an about-face; Hughes Hubbard hires a new securities enforcement chair; Latham and Paul Weiss grow in Hong Kong; and other key additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

INADMISSIBLE: Former Hogan Partner is Killed in Calif.

: The National Law Journal : February 22, 2016

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge who was killed on Feb. 15 while crossing a street had a long career in Washington, most recently as a partner at Hogan Lovells. Plus more in this week's column.

Mayer Brown Launches German PE Group, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 21, 2016

King & Wood Mallesons' private equity leader in Germany joins Mayer Brown; two more Edwards Wildman Palmer alums leave Locke Lord; Polsinelli keeps growing; Wachtell adds an e-discovery expert; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Former Dewey Junior Manager Avoids Trial in Deal With DA

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : February 17, 2016

The Manhattan District Attorney's office will drop charges against former Dewey & LeBoeuf junior manager Zachary Warren under a one-year deferred prosecution agreement.

Junior Dewey Defendant Avoids Trial, Lands Big Law Job

Christine Simmons : The Am Law Daily : February 16, 2016

Instead of facing trial for alleged fraud and conspiracy related to Dewey & LeBoeuf's demise, former Dewey junior manager Zachary Warren is bound for Williams & Connolly this fall as an associate.

Former and Current Dickstein Shapiro Partners to Lose Millions They Left With Firm

Katelyn Polantz and Julie Triedman : The National Law Journal : February 12, 2016

All of Dickstein Shapiro's capital fund is gone. The now-defunct law firm told equity partners—some who left as long as three years ago—on Friday that their millions of dollars evaporated alongside the partnership this week. "One consequence of the firm's dissolution will be the almost certain loss of all firm capital for current and former partners alike," the letter said.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Revenue, Profits Down at Bryan Cave

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : February 09, 2016

Three years after one merger and with another combination scuttled at the end of the year, the firm's gross revenue slipped again in 2015.

Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello

Mike Sacks : The National Law Journal : February 08, 2016

Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello was center stage last year in the legal community's most closely watched case in decades. In October, a trial jury returned no convictions for the New York-based firm's client, former Dewey & LeBoeuf chairman Steven Davis.

DA Fights Attempt to Avoid Retrial of Dewey Executives

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : February 05, 2016

Manhattan prosecutors are seeking to crush efforts by two former Dewey & LeBoeuf executives to avoid a second trial, arguing in new court papers that ample evidence shows the executives intended to deprive lenders and investors of millions of dollars.

Greenberg Traurig In Tie-Up Talks With Major British Firm

Brian Baxter and Chris Johnson : The Am Law Daily : February 03, 2016

Greenberg Traurig, an Am Law 100 firm with Miami roots known for its spectacular growth, confirmed Wednesday that it is in preliminary discussions about a potential union with U.K. firm Berwin Leighton Paisner.