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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, London, MA, NC, NJ, NY, OR, PA, Paris, 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

SEC Settles With Controller in Dewey LeBoeuf Case

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : September 18, 2014

Southern District Judge Valerie Caproni has approved a partial settlement between the SEC and Dewey & LeBoeuf's former controller, Thomas Mullikin.

Attacking Indictment, Dewey Defendants Urge Dismissal

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : September 16, 2014

Ex-leaders of defunct firm Dewey & LeBoeuf were back in court Monday arguing to dismiss the indictment against them and, in the alternative, to allow the defense to examine the grand jury minutes.

Suit Tossed Against Barclays, Former Dewey Leaders

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : September 09, 2014

A Southern District judge has dismissed a former Dewey & LeBoeuf partner's suit against Barclays Bank and ex-firm leaders, citing lack of jurisdiction.

Key Bingham Group Mulling Move Amid Merger Talks

Brian Baxter and Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : September 08, 2014

James Roome, a London-based managing partner, global financial restructuring cochair and executive board member at Bingham McCutchen, could lead an overseas exodus of international partners from the firm should it push forward with merger talks with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. Roome's potential departure from Bingham would be a huge blow to the firm, which recently revamped its leadership structure and compensation system after a tough year financially in 2013.

Dewey Defendants Renew Assault on DA's Evidence

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : September 04, 2014

Four former Dewey & LeBoeuf executives filed new court papers late last week claiming Manhattan prosecutors failed to produce evidence of criminal intent and incorrectly instructed a grand jury about accounting rules the men are accused of abusing.

Dewey Defendants Again Urge Dismissal of Criminal Charges

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : September 02, 2014

Four former Dewey & LeBoeuf executives filed new motions late last week asking the New York State Supreme Court to throw out charges of grand larceny and fraud linked to the firm's collapse, claiming Manhattan prosecutors failed to produce evidence of criminal intent and incorrectly instructed a grand jury about accounting rules the men are accused of abusing.

Detroit Bankruptcy Trial Steps Into Uncharted Territory

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : August 30, 2014

The city's proposed plan to emerge from the biggest municipal bankruptcy is fraught with complexities. Among the issues to be argued by several Am Law firms during the six-week trial, which begins Tuesday, is whether securities holders insured by Syncora Guarantee Inc. are getting their fair share.

Detroit Bankruptcy Trial Steps into Uncharted Territory

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : August 30, 2014

The city's proposed plan to emerge from bankruptcy is fraught with complexities. Among the issues to be argued by several Am Law firms during the six-week trial, which begins Tuesday, is whether securities holders insured by Syncora Guarantee Inc. are getting their fair share.

Welcome, Freshmen! A New Class Leads Am Law 100 Firms

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : August 29, 2014

A remarkable transformation is taking place among The Am Law 100 as nearly one in four firms takes on a new leader.

Inside Gibson Dunn's Winning Chevron Strategy

Michael D. Goldhaber : The American Lawyer : August 20, 2014

Through dogged detective work, the oil giant's lawyers pieced together the clues that pointed to fraud in an Ecuadorean court.

Squire Patton Boggs and Ashurst Adjust Alliances, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 19, 2014

Ashurst and Squire Patton Boggs, two growing global legal giants that have recently gone the merger route, both reshuffled overseas alliances this week as the latter saw 23 lawyers in the Middle East decamp en masse, while the former was busy raiding two Am Law 100 rivals. The Am Law Daily looks at those developments and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Manhattan DA Says Evidence Backs Charges in Dewey Case

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : August 19, 2014

The Manhattan District Attorney's Office said the evidence against former Dewey & LeBoeuf leaders amply supported a grand jury indictment, rebutting arguments that the ex-leaders expected Dewey to pay back money to banks and insurers.

The Churn: Am Law Quartet Eyes New Horizons, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 12, 2014

Dechert, LeClairRyan, Lowenstein Sandler and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman all announced plans for new offices within the past week, in our latest look at notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Dewey Defendants Win Access to Firm Financials

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : August 11, 2014

Former leaders of Dewey & LeBoeuf who are facing criminal charges have been granted limited access to the firm's accounting system as they prepare for a trial anticipated to start early next year.

Duane Morris Hires Asia Investigations Head

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : August 07, 2014

Samuel Sharpe was formerly a senior associate at DLA Piper, where he advised multinational companies on U.K. Bribery Act and U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act issues.

Baker & McKenzie Snaps Up South African Competition Law Boutique

Valori Corral-Nava : The Am Law Daily : August 06, 2014

Baker & McKenzie acquired South African boutique firm Vani Chetty Competition Law to create its own competition practice in Johannesburg.

Judge Stays Insurer's Case Against Dewey Defendants

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : July 31, 2014

A federal court judge in Iowa has granted a stay in Aviva Life and Annuity Company's civil suit against three former Dewey & LeBoeuf executives while also allowing an interlocutory appeal to proceed to the Eighth Circuit.

At Bingham, Big Guarantees Raise More Questions

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 29, 2014

As Bingham McCutchen engages in merger talks in an effort to reshape its future, the firm is still coping with the fallout from one of its many past combinations. Five years ago this month, Bingham joined with McKee Nelson in a deal that saw every partner from the latter receive a guaranteed contract. Bingham has only now confirmed the guarantees after The Am Law Daily brought them to light.

Montali to Play Mix and Match With Unfinished-Business Doctrine

Julia Love : The Recorder : July 29, 2014

Bankruptcy judge must decide if Howrey estate's clawback claims are valid under D.C. law.

Ground Shifts Under Howrey's Unfinished Business Claims

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : July 28, 2014

Armed with two recent wins, Shay Dvoretzky of Jones Day is going up against the Howrey estate on Tuesday as its trustee tries to claw back profits owed from unfinished matters that former partners took with them when they joined other firms.

The Churn: Arnold & Porter Adds to Ranks, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 26, 2014

Arnold & Porter takes on a couple of attorneys from Alston & Bird; the embattled Bingham McCutchen brings on a partner and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Dewey & LeBoeuf: Connecting More Dots

Steven J. Harper : The Am Law Daily : July 25, 2014

If you thought the story of Dewey & LeBoeuf ended when the firm declared bankruptcy, you're wrong. The best is yet to come.

Two Ex-Dewey Leaders Settle Clawback Suit

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : July 23, 2014

Joel Sanders, the firm's former CFO, and Stephen DiCarmine, former executive director, have settled a trustee's clawback suit, clearing another piece of civil litigation as they prepare for a criminal trial.

Bingham Headlines Latest Round of Merger Rumblings

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 21, 2014

After a spate of lateral departures following a tough financial year in 2013, Bingham McCutchen has reportedly sounded out several Am Law 100 firms for potential tie-up talks, which come at a record-setting time for law firm mergers.

Manhattan DA Seeks Stay Of Discovery in Dewey Case

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : July 16, 2014

The Manhattan District Attorney is arguing for a full stay of all discovery in a clawback suit against two former Dewey & LeBoeuf leaders in Southern District Bankruptcy Court.

Firm Sues Ex-Partner for Trustee Fee in Dreier Case

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : July 15, 2014

Sheila Gowan, the Chapter 11 trustee to Dreier LLP, is being sued by Diamond McCarthy over a $1.4 million fee the firm says she is required to turn over under a partnership agreement.

Dewey Defendants Slam Partners' 'Voracious Greed'

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : July 14, 2014

Former leaders of Dewey & LeBoeuf, arguing to dismiss the "scapegoat" criminal charges against them, said the firm collapsed partly because of the "insatiable greed" of some of the firm's partners and pointed to the firm's executive committee for authorizing a deal that's at the heart of their indictments.

Dewey Trustee Presses 'Urgency' in Bankruptcy Claims

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : July 08, 2014

The liquidating trustee of Dewey & LeBoeuf is arguing his clawback suit against two former firm leaders should not be stayed while they face criminal charges because there is little overlap between the criminal and bankruptcy cases—and because every delay diminishes recovery for creditors.

The Story Behind the Squire Sanders-Patton Boggs Tie-Up

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : July 07, 2014

After a quick courtship, the two firms have tied the knot. Each firm brings plenty of baggage to the union.

Bankrupt Firm Trustees Lose Bid for 'Unfinished Business'

Joel Stashenko : The Am Law Daily : July 02, 2014

A unanimous Court of Appeals said finding that lawyers owe a continuing obligation to their old partnerships for work they do for clients after moving to new firms "does not comport with our profession's traditions and the commercial realities of the practice of law today."