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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

Dewey Defense: Accounting Adjustments Were Not Illegal

Nell Gluckman : New York Law Journal : July 02, 2015

During cross examination of former Dewey & LeBoeuf director of budget and planning, defense counsel for the firm's ex-CFO, Joel Sanders, tried to break down the idea that accounting adjustments made at year's end were illegal.

Lawyers in Dewey Trial Spar Over What Constitutes Proper Accounting

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 02, 2015

Defense counsel in the trial of three ex-Dewey & LeBoeuf executives pressed their argument Thursday that many of the accounting adjustments made by former firm employees were appropriate. The prosecution has sought to portray those adjustments as acts of fraud.

Full Coverage: Dewey & LeBoeuf Fraud Trial

: New York Law Journal : July 02, 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.

Dewey Financial Controller Testifies to Falsifying Records

Nell Gluckman : The American Lawyer : July 01, 2015

Dewey & LeBoeuf's former financial controller, Ilya Alter, testified at the trial of the firm's top executives Tuesday that he helped falsify accounting entries in order make it look like the firm had fewer expenses than it did at the end of 2008.

Dewey Defense Argues Accounting Adjustments Were Proper

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : July 01, 2015

A former Dewey & LeBoeuf budget director cooperating with the New York County District Attorney's Office in its prosecution of three former firm leaders conceded during cross-examination Wednesday that some accounting adjustments are legitimate.

Witness: News of DA's Probe Led to Dewey's Collapse

Julie Triedman : New York Law Journal : June 30, 2015

A senior partner in top management at failed Dewey & LeBoeuf indicated to jurors at the criminal trial of the firm's former top executives that news of the investigation by the Manhattan District Attorney's Office was linked to both the end of merger talks and the collapse of the firm a month later.

Former Dewey Financial Controller Testifies to Falsifying Records

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

Ilya Alter, a former director of budgeting and planning at Dewey & LeBoeuf, admitted in testimony Tuesday in the criminal trial of three former firm executives that he helped falsify accounting records at the now-defunct firm. Alter is one of seven former Dewey & LeBoeuf employees who have agreed to cooperate with prosecutors in exchange for a lighter sentence.

Heard at the Dewey Trial

: The American Lawyer : June 29, 2015

Some memorable quotations from witnesses and evidentiary emails in the ongoing criminal trial of three former Dewey & LeBoeuf leaders.

Ex-Dewey Senior Partner Says Probe News Scuttled Merger Deal

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : June 29, 2015

Defense lawyers for three former Dewey & LeBoeuf executives had some tough questions during their cross-examination of a former executive committee member from the now-defunct firm.

Dewey Don'ts

David L. Brown : The American Lawyer : June 29, 2015

The trial of three Dewey & LeBoeuf leaders for alleged criminal fraud offers critical lessons for partners everywhere.

Ex-Partner Says He Wasn't In Loop on Dewey Finances

Julie Triedman : New York Law Journal : June 26, 2015

A partner at failed Dewey & Leboeuf who advised the firm on a $150 million private debt offering in 2010 testified Thursday that he was never in the loop on the firm's finances and relied completely on assurances by the finance department that the firm was on sound financial footing.

Ex-Dewey Finance Partner Recalls Fateful 2010 Bond Offering

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : June 25, 2015

Richard Shutran, the former co-head of Dewey & LeBoeuf's corporate department who took the lead on a $150 million private placement by the firm, testified Thursday that he was never in the loop about its shaky financial situation.

Morning Wrap: New Jersey Firm to Close | Attorneys Prep for This Morning's SCOTUS Rulings

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : June 25, 2015

Supreme Court decisions are coming this morning, while movie theater shooter James Holmes' defense argues in Colorado, and a law firm shutters in New Jersey. This is a round-up of legal news from ALM and around the country.

Dewey Defense Digs Deeper Into Ex-Partners' Emails

Nell Gluckman : New York Law Journal : June 25, 2015

During the testimony of former Dewey & LeBoeuf corporate partner John Schwolsky on Wednesday, the defense for three former executives of the now-defunct firm sought to characterize Schwolsky's departure to Willkie Farr & Gallagher as a catalyst that propelled Dewey into bankruptcy two months later.

Ex-Dewey Partner Claims Power Struggle Presaged Merger

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

Email evidence during the trial of three former Dewey & LeBoeuf executives shows there was infighting and a power struggle among members of the executive committee of legacy firm LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae in the months leading up to the firm's ill-fated merger with Dewey Ballantine in 2007.

Defense Digs Deeper Into Emails Between Ex-Dewey Partners

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : June 24, 2015

The defense counsel for three former Dewey & LeBoeuf executives accused of fraud and other crimes further dissected emails that were sent between partners on the executive committee of legacy firm LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae.

Gibson Dunn Takes the Field in Deflategate Appeal

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 23, 2015

Partner Andrew Tulumello joined Winston & Strawn's Jeffrey Kessler on Tuesday to contest quarterback Tom Brady's suspension.

Infighting, Power Struggle Presaged Dewey & LeBoeuf's Creation

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

Inflammatory emails between executive committee members at legacy firm LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae were shown to the jury during the trial of three former firm executives who went on to top roles at Dewey & LeBoeuf, the 1,400-lawyer firm formed through a 2007 merger with Dewey Ballantine that filed for bankruptcy five years later.

Witness: Dewey Asked Top Earners to Forego Half of Salary

Nell Gluckman : New York Law Journal : June 23, 2015

Jurors at the fraud and conspiracy trial of three former Dewey & LeBoeuf executives heard vivid descriptions of some of the drama that precipitated the firm's bankruptcy in 2012.

Ex-Dewey Rainmaker Says Partners Asked to Forgo Half of Salary

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

The ongoing testimony of Ralph Ferrara, a salaried partner and former rainmaker at Dewey & LeBoeuf, painted a picture of the firm's downfall that seemed sympathetic to the defense. Ferrara said the decision of certain key partners to leave the firm as they became aware of its grim finances contributed to its eventual bankruptcy.

Former Dewey Rainmaker Praises Bankrupt Firm's Leaders

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : June 18, 2015

Three former Dewey & LeBoeuf executives facing fraud and conspiracy charges got an unexpected lift late Thursday when a former partner glowingly extolled their work ethic and professional character. Ralph Ferrara, a veteran securities litigator, also described the lucrative payday he once received to switch firms.

Witness Says Dewey Partners Knew of Backdated Check Request

Nell Gluckman and Julie Triedman : New York Law Journal : June 18, 2015

A former Dewey & LeBoeuf client relations manager told a jury Wednesday that partners at the now-defunct firm knew she was looking for backdated checks in order to meet year-end collections targets, but that few questioned the activity.

Ex-Dewey Employee Says Most Partners Didn't Question Backdated Checks

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : June 17, 2015

Former client relations manager Suzanna Sanchez testified Wednesday that Dewey & LeBoeuf partners knew she was asking for backdated checks in order to meet year-end collections targets and didn't question the activity.

Freshfields' U.S. Hiring Spree Continues, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 17, 2015

The Magic Circle firm snags a senior Simpson Thacher & Bartlett civil litigation partner in New York; Sheppard Mullin adds a three-lawyer IP team from Pillsbury; King & Spalding opens in Tokyo; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Dewey Collections Manager Says She Backdated Checks

Julie Triedman : The Litigation Daily : June 17, 2015

A former collections manager told a jury that Dewey & LeBoeuf's former leaders instructed partners to ask clients in January 2010 to backdate checks for matters to the previous month so the firm could book them as 2009 collections.

Dewey Client Manager Says Firm Missed Collections Target

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

Suzanna Sanchez, a former client relations and collections manager, testified that Dewey & LeBoeuf's former leaders instructed partners to ask clients in January 2010 to backdate checks for matters to the previous month so the struggling firm could book them as 2009 collections.

Dewey Witness Says He Reclassified Firm Accounts

Nell Gluckman : New York Law Journal : June 16, 2015

Former Dewey & LeBoeuf partner relationship specialist David Rodriguez testified Monday that he reclassified disbursements made to of counsels, departed partners and, notably, the firm's former chairman, Steven Davis.

Dewey Witness Says He Falsely Reclassified Firm Chairman's Money

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

David Rodriguez, a former Dewey & LeBoeuf partner relationship specialist, testified Monday that he reclassified disbursements made to departed partners, of counsel and, perhaps most notably, Steven Davis, chairman of the now-defunct firm. But defense lawyers suggested that such accounting maneuvers are perfectly legal.

Defense Attorney Prods Prosecution Witness at Dewey Trial

Julie Triedman : New York Law Journal : June 12, 2015

Counsel for former Dewey & LeBoeuf chief financial officer Joel Sanders struck back hard Thursday at the prosecution's most damaging witness to date—the firm's third-ranking finance department manager who pleaded guilty to a single felony conspiracy charge in early 2014.

The Dewey Trial: Truth, Justice or Neither?

Steven J. Harper : New Jersey Law Journal : June 11, 2015

Who are the real victims and villains in the story of Dewey & LeBoeuf's downfall?