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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.

Firm Rankings

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Diversity Scorecard NR N/A Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 14 19 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 60 -50 Summer programs

In the News

Winston Adds 3 Partners, Counsel From Pillsbury

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : March 24, 2015

Winston & Strawn said Monday it has hired three more corporate partners, a counsel and some associates from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman. The hires include leveraged finance partner Mats Carlston, who will serve as Winston's co-chair of its global finance practice.

Am Law 100 Pair Keep Poaching, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 24, 2015

King & Spalding and Winston & Strawn continue their recent hiring sprees; Latham & Watkins lands one partner and lose two others; a longtime Reed Smith partner departs; Stroock snags a Goldman Sachs alum from Kirkland & Ellis; Wilmer brings back another former federal regulator; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Gibson Dunn Partner Suspended for Mishandling Djibouti Case

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : March 24, 2015

A British high court judge has reversed an order freezing the assets of Djibouti businessman Abdourahman Boreh after finding that a Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher partner knowingly presented faulty evidence implicating Boreh in a 2009 grenade attack.

Pillsbury Adds Bankruptcy Lawyer

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : March 23, 2015

Cecily Dumas, who has represented many partners in law firm dissolutions, comes from a two-partner boutique.

Five More Attorneys Defect to Winston & Strawn from Pillsbury

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

Winston & Strawn has confirmed its hire of Mats Carlston as co-chairman of its global finance practice, in addition to five more hires from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman. Carlston spoke with The Am Law Daily about his move, which follows a group of 11 corporate, finance and private equity partners jumping to Winston & Strawn from Pillsbury earlier this month.

Inadmissible: Funding 3-D Heart Models

: Texas Lawyer : March 23, 2015

Lawyer Setting Up Nonprofit to Fund 3-D Heart Models

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : March 19, 2015

Annie Garcia, a former corporate associate in Houston, is establishing a charity to provide 3-D models of babies' hearts to pediatric cardiac surgeons.

Alumni of Defunct Big Firm Thrive in Boutique Setting

Jay Stapleton : The Connecticut Law Tribune : March 19, 2015

When Katherine Scanlon was recently chosen to be the new managing partner of three-year-old Reardon Scanlon Vodola Barnes LLP, she received congratulations from a tight-knit network of former colleagues who worked with her in the Hartford office of the now-defunct Dewey & LeBoeuf.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Partner Profits Soar at Winston & Strawn

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : March 16, 2015

After seeing gross revenue and profits per partner sink in 2013, Winston & Strawn enjoyed a rebound year in 2014, as the firm posted big gains in several key financial metrics. While the firm's equity partnership decreased for a seventh straight year, Winston & Strawn recently added a dozen partners to its ranks following a raid on Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman.

Winston Poaches 11-Partner Team From Pillsbury

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 11, 2015

Less than a week after Winston & Strawn hired Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman's structured products practice head, it is poised to pick up another 10 corporate, finance and private equity partners from the same firm.

Conn. Firm Chooses New Managing Partner

Jay Stapleton : The Connecticut Law Tribune : March 10, 2015

Attorney Katherine Scanlon has been chosen as managing partner of Reardon Scanlon Vodola Barnes LLP, following a recent vote of the law firm's partnership.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: O'Melveny Down, But Eyes Rebound

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 07, 2015

O'Melveny & Myers saw gross revenue, profits per partner, revenue per lawyer and attorney head count all fall in 2014 as the firm sought to refill a pipeline of high-end litigation work. Bradley Butwin, chairman of the firm, spoke with The Am Law Daily about O'Melveny's performance and its outlook for the future.

Paul Hastings' Hiring Spree Continues With Magic Circle Raid

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

The Los Angeles-based firm, which saw partner profits rise 8.5 percent in 2014, has picked up three partners from Allen & Overy and a new office in Brazil in the wake of other recent hires of note from Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson and Shearman & Sterling.

Ex-Dewey COO Claims No Knowledge of Illegal Finances

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : March 05, 2015

Attorneys for former firm leaders Steven Davis, Stephen DiCarmine and Joel Sanders said Dennis D'Alessandro's statements that he was unaware of inappropriate accounting at the firm and did not believe his colleagues were doing anything illegal will be "very helpful" in establishing their clients' innocence.

The Inside Story of Dentons' Combination with Dacheng

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : March 02, 2015

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

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.

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.