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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 Defendant Taps New Counsel for Retrial

Nell Gluckman and Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : May 31, 2016

Former Dewey & LeBoeuf executive director Stephen DiCarmine, who continues to battle multiple criminal charges related to his firm's 2012 collapse, chose a new white-collar defense lawyer for his upcoming retrial.

Dewey Exec DiCarmine Picks New Lawyer, Delaying Retrial

Nell Gluckman and Christine Simmons : The Am Law Daily : May 27, 2016

Former Dewey & LeBoeuf executive director Stephen DiCarmine, who continues to battle multiple criminal charges related to his firm's 2012 collapse, chose a new top white-collar defense lawyer to represent him on Friday.

Zuckerman Spaeder

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : May 23, 2016

Over the past year, Zuckerman Spaeder has been busy at work on high-profile disputes, while evolving.

In Bid to Become a 'Category Killer,' Hinshaw Makes Changes

Roy Strom : The Am Law Daily : May 18, 2016

One year into his role as chairman of Hinshaw & Culbertson, Kevin Burke has shaken up the Chicago-based firm's top management in pursuit of a new branding initiative that seeks to make it a market leader in advising other law firms facing legal issues.

Practice Leaders Pick Up Stakes, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 18, 2016

A half-dozen big firms shuffled practice leaders within the past week; Skadden snags a high-profile arbitration expert in Hong Kong; the founding partner of Weil's Rhode Island office departs; and other notable laterals from throughout The Am Law 200.

Ex-Dewey Attorney Leaves DLA Piper for New Venture

Nell Gluckman, Christine Simmons : The American Lawyer : May 16, 2016

John Altorelli, a corporate and finance partner who joined DLA Piper in 2012 after fleeing Dewey & LeBoeuf before the latter's historic demise, is leaving Big Law.

Lateral Hiring By US Firms in London Reaches New High

Frances Ivens : The Am Law Daily : May 15, 2016

Research into recent recruitment trends by international firms in London has found that they brought in over 20 percent more partners in 2015 than the year before, with total partner numbers climbing by 6 percent across the group year-on-year.

DLA Piper's John Altorelli Has Left the Building

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : May 13, 2016

The former Dewey & LeBoeuf partner, who spoke out about the firm's downfall prior to its subsequent demise, is leaving DLA Piper to help form a business.

A Fool For a Client

Steven J. Harper : The Am Law Daily : May 13, 2016

Former Dewey & LeBoeuf executive director Stephen DiCarmine wants to represent himself in his upcoming retrial. He thinks it's a good idea; no one else does.

Law Firms Look for Lessons—and Clients—in Panama Papers Leak

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : May 12, 2016

As lawyers position themselves to represent clients embroiled in the Panama Papers scandal, a legal ethics attorney says now is a good time for firms to re-examine their intake policies, especially in foreign offices.

Shechtman and Jones Leave Zuckerman Spaeder for Bracewell

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : May 10, 2016

By bringing on two star litigators this week—Paul Shechtman, who is frequently juggling high-profile court cases, and Barbara Jones, a former Southern District judge—Bracewell is looking to regain strength fast in New York, while its newest partners hope to expand their client base.

Ex-Dewey Leader Wants to Handle Retrial Pro Se

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : May 09, 2016

The criminal case against two leaders of Dewey & LeBoeuf took an unusual turn Friday, when former executive director Stephen DiCarmine said he wanted to represent himself at a retrial.

Dewey's DiCarmine Looks to Fire Lawyer as Retrial Looms

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : May 06, 2016

A judge urged former Dewey & LeBoeuf executive director Stephen DiCarmine not to split with Bryan Cave's Austin Campriello, saying that the risks of representing himself were too great.

New Decisions on Emails and Motion Practice

Mark A. Berman : New York Law Journal : May 03, 2016

In his State E-Discovery column, Mark A. Berman discusses various cases in which emails factored into the decisions of motions to dismiss and motions for summary judgment.

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.