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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 Reports Record Enforcement Actions for FY2014

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : October 17, 2014

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said that in the fiscal year ending in September, it filed a record 755 enforcement actions and obtained orders for $4.16 billion in disgorgement and penalties.

Covington Gets Qualcomm Call, Loses Two Litigators

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 16, 2014

Wireless technology company Qualcomm tapped Covington & Burling to advise on its proposed $2.5 billion acquisition of CSR, a British chipmaker known for its Bluetooth technology. At the same time, the firm saw two top litigators handling Deepwater Horizon-related oil spill work for BP depart its Beltway base for Kirkland & Ellis.

Blank Rome Whistleblower Group Defects, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 10, 2014

One of the few whistleblower practices at an Am Law 100 firm is heading out on its own; fast-growing Parker Ibrahim & Berg raids Edwards Wildman Palmer to branch out in Boston; Ballard Spahr's mortgage banking head goes in-house; and more notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Two Am Law 100 Firms Double Down on Overseas Investments

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : October 06, 2014

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius has doubled down in Kazakhstan with an office in the country's new capital Astana. Meanwhile, Baker & McKenzie's Saudi affiliate, Legal Advisors, Abdulaziz I. Al-Ajlan & Partners, announced its opening of an office in Jeddah.

McKeon Takes Helm at Morgan Lewis

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : October 03, 2014

Firm's new chairwoman, who helped integrate the Brobeck lawyers it took on a decade ago, talked about her plans for California.

Court Sets Nov. 7 Return Date for Dewey Defendants

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : October 01, 2014

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Robert Stolz told prosecutors and indicted Dewey & LeBoeuf leaders to return to court Nov. 7, when he will decide dismissal motions.

Meet The American Lawyer's New Web Team

Kim Kleman, Editor-in-Chief : The American Lawyer : September 29, 2014

Call it our digital upgrade: A new team of editors and reporters will help expand our coverage on many different fronts.

Ex-Dewey COO Loses Bid to Toss $9.3M Clawback Suit

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : September 26, 2014

Dewey & LeBoeuf's former chief operating officer, Dennis D'Alessandro, lost his bid to dismiss a trustee's $9.3 million clawback suit against him.

Former Dewey Partners Fight Trustee's Clawback Suits

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : September 26, 2014

Eight former Dewey & LeBoeuf partners, in joint arguments, contend they don't have to return the more than $20 million that a bankruptcy trustee is collectively seeking because their legal work provided value to the firm and its creditors.

Morgan Lewis Merger With Bingham a 'Strategic Change'

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : September 23, 2014

A full-scale law firm acquisition would be somewhat of an outlier in Morgan, Lewis & Bockius' growth strategy, but it may be just what the firm is about to do with reports this weekend that leadership at Morgan Lewis and Boston-based Bingham McCutchen have agreed to press forward with a merger.

Verdicts & Settlements

: The National Law Journal : September 22, 2014

A summary of this week's notable decisions.

Bingham, Morgan Lewis Strike Tentative Deal to Merge

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

Rumored for weeks to be mulling a potential union, the two Am Law 100 firms saw their leaders reach an agreement on a merger deal Friday that could create a 2,100-lawyer firm with offices in 28 cities. The potential combination, which does net yet include a letter of intent, comes after months of lateral partner departures at Bingham. The firm has gone through a leadership change as it seeks to rebound from a tough year financially in 2013.

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.