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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

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.

The Big Law Lateral Hiring Frenzy Continues

MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : February 01, 2016

Lateral activity at Am Law 200 firms continued to flourish in 2015, our Lateral Survey shows. Are firms and potential hires doing their due diligence?

Ex-Howrey Chair Discusses His New Shop, Old Firm's Demise

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 28, 2016

Former Winston & Strawn litigation partner Robert Ruyak spoke with The Am Law Daily about his recent decision to start his own boutique, the current litigation landscape and the fall of Howrey, a now-defunct firm he once chaired.

After Beverage Bolt-On, Greenspoon Marder Gets Entertained

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : January 22, 2016

Florida's Greenspoon Marder, the newest entrant to The Am Law 200 and home to former Dewey & LeBoeuf CFO Joel Sanders, is adding an entertainment practice by snapping up Ziglaw, a small Miami music shop headed by ex-Greenberg Traurig partner Leslie Zigel.

Testimony Limited in Trial of Dewey Junior Manager

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 20, 2016

Gearing up for trial in less than two months, prosecutors and attorneys for former Dewey & LeBoeuf junior manager Zachary Warren have agreed on testimony that can be excluded.

Dewey Defendants Argue for Dismissal of Charges

Nell Gluckman : The American Lawyer : January 19, 2016

The lawyers representing former Dewey & LeBoeuf executive director Stephen DiCarmine and former chief financial officer Joel Sanders filed documents Friday urging Acting Supreme Court Justice Robert Stolz to dismiss charges against the defendants.

Having Led One Firm, Two Partners Now Seek to Advise Many

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 19, 2016

A pair of longtime Am Law 100 firm leaders, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius' James Pagliaro and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld's R. Bruce McLean, recently retired from their respective firms to make the transition to the world of legal consulting.

Citibank Sues Former Dewey Chair Over Unpaid Loan

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 15, 2016

Citibank this week filed suit against former Dewey & LeBoeuf chairman Steven Davis, claiming Davis has not repaid a loan that now totals nearly $400,000.

Facing Retrial, Dewey Defendants Urge Judge to Toss Charges

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : January 15, 2016

Lawyers representing Stephen DiCarmine and Joel Sanders filed fresh briefs Friday asking a Manhattan state court judge to drop criminal charges against the defendants.

Dewey Defendant Gets Deferred Prosecution Pact

Christine Simmons and Nell Gluckman : New York Law Journal : January 11, 2016

Former Dewey & LeBoeuf chairman Steven Davis has agreed not to practice law for five years in New York and has been suspended from practice before the SEC. Meanwhile, Stephen DiCarmine and Joel Sanders are scheduled to be retried on Sept. 12, after apparently rejecting plea offers.

Winston & Strawn, Paul Hastings Make Key New York Hires

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2016

The two Am Law 100 firms, whose headquarters are outside New York, made moves Monday to bolster their corporate and finance practices in the Big Apple by raiding McDermott Will & Emery and Proskauer Rose.

Dickstein's LA Leader Leaves Firm, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2016

An L.A. boutique adds four from Dickstein Shapiro; Barclays bags a Jenner & Block partner; Latham & Watkins lands a chief judge; Locke Lord hires from Volkswagen; Louis Freeh leaves Pepper Hamilton; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Dewey's Steven Davis Takes Deal Ahead of New Trial

Nell Gluckman and Christine Simmons : The Am Law Daily : January 08, 2016

The retrial in the Dewey & LeBoeuf criminal case will go ahead later this year without the defunct firm's top partner, Steven Davis, who formally accepted a deferred prosecution agreement Friday in Manhattan state court.

Barclays Dodges Fraud Claims Over Dewey & LeBoeuf Loans

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : January 04, 2016

Another former Dewey partner has stumbled in a lawsuit against Barclays related to capital contribution loans provided to partners at the now-defunct firm.

NYLJ's Top Careers Stories of 2015

: New York Law Journal : December 30, 2015

Take a look back at some of our most popular stories involving attorneys and law students.

The Year in Opinion

: The National Law Journal : December 28, 2015

Snapshots of the controversies and issues NLJ readers explored on our op-ed pages in 2015.

Kaplan, Katzberg Dissolve White-Collar Boutique

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : December 23, 2015

White-collar defense boutique Kaplan & Katzberg is dissolving the end of this year, as the partners prepare to enter separate practices.

Wanted: Women in Court

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : December 22, 2015

You can name top male criminal defense lawyers. Women? Not so much.

Getting It Right in Poland

Chris Johnson : Focus Europe : December 21, 2015

Law firms have to be resourceful to thrive in one of Europe's toughest markets. Here's how they do it.

The Year in Review

Kim Kleman : The American Lawyer : December 16, 2015

Four broad themes defined 2015: mergers, financial pressures, the nature of partnership and leadership challenges.

How To Be A Better Partner

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : December 13, 2015

In the age of the mega-firm, it's more crucial than ever for partners to take an active role in overseeing the business they own.

Boutiques Bolt on Am Law Alums, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 13, 2015

Two boutiques recruit from their larger brethren; Baker & McKenzie and Mayer Brown make notable additions in Europe; in-house opportunities lure two Skadden lawyers; the door spins at Haynes and Boone; and other key hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Law Firm Accounting: Opening the Books

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : December 10, 2015

Law firm accounting has gray areas that don't exist for other big businesses. After Dewey, is it time for more clarity?

Dewey, the DA and Secrets

Steven J. Harper : The Am Law Daily : December 10, 2015

The Manhattan district attorney's office continues its streak of bizarre decisions in the Dewey & LeBoeuf case.

Barclays Hires Boies Schiller (Again) in Fight Over Dewey & LeBoeuf Loans

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

Jonathan Shaw, a litigation partner at Boies, Schiller & Flexner in Washington, D.C., is representing Barclays as it squares off against former Dewey & LeBoeuf partners who were loaned money so they could pay their capital contributions.

DA Offers Plea Deals to Defendants, Trims Dewey Case Charges

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : December 08, 2015

Manhattan prosecutors announced Monday that they have made plea offers to former Dewey & LeBoeuf leaders Stephen DiCarmine and Joel Sanders after dropping multiple charges against them. If the two do not take the deal, they face a retrial.