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Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 1,040
  • Gross Revenues: N/A
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: N/A
  • Profits Per Partner: N/A
  • Year Over Year Change: 0

Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP is the result of the October 1, 2007 merger of Dewey Ballantine LLP and LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae LLP. With 1,045 attorneys, the firm placed seventeenth on the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250 rankings of U.S. firms. The firm ranked 22nd on The American Lawyer's 2011 AmLaw 100 rankings of U.S. firms based on revenue, with gross revenue of $910,000,000 in 2010. In the 2011 Global 100 rankings of firms worldwide, the firm was ranked as the 26th highest grossing law firm in the world. LeBoeuf, Lamb represented clients in a wide range of areas, including banking, finance, insurance, energy, telecommunications, e-commerce, and emerging technologies. The firm's corporate practice was its largest area. Other practice areas included bankruptcy and restructuring, insurance, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, and tax. The merged firm's attorneys practice out of more than twenty offices world-wide.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 NR N/A Gross revenue
NLJ 250 20 -3 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 5 8 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard NR N/A Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 14 19 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 60 -50 Summer programs

In the News

Ex-Dewey Partners Settle Trustee's Clawback Claims

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 03, 2014

Ex-partners targeted in clawback litigation declined to join a $71 million settlement struck in 2012 between 400 of their former colleagues and the Dewey bankruptcy estate. Although several have now settled, about 20 clawback suits are pending.

What Critics of Lateral Hiring Get Wrong

Brad Hildebrandt : The Am Law Daily : January 02, 2014

For more than two years, law firm consultant Brad Hildebrandt says, an array of critics have shared a ride on the anti-Big Law bandwagon, with lateral partner hiring the latest target of their scorn. Here, Hildebrandt defends that practice specifically while also arguing that the problems plaguing large law firms have been greatly overstated.

A Message From The American Lawyer's New Editor-in-Chief

Kim Kleman : The American Lawyer : January 31, 2014

Laying out an agenda for the high-end legal industry's publication of record.

The Dewey & LeBoeuf Recipe for Cooking the Books

Emily Barker : The American Lawyer : January 31, 2014

Accounting tips from the now-defunct law firm

IN BRIEF: College Football Union

: The National Law Journal : January 31, 2014

A National Labor Relations Board official on March 26 gave football players at Northwestern University a green light to unionize. Plus more from NLJ.com and other ALM publications.

Guilty Pleas Detail Accounting Fraud at Dewey & LeBoeuf

Julie Triedman and Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 31, 2014

A day after ex-Dewey & LeBoeuf finance director Francis Canellas' guilty plea to second-degree grand larceny became public, the pleas of six other former firm employees who have admitted committing crimes related to Dewey's accounting practices were unsealed Friday.

Latest Dewey Clawback Complaint Targets Ex-COO

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 31, 2014

About a week after former Dewey & LeBoeuf chief operating officer Dennis D'Alessandro's lawyer spoke with The Am Law Daily about his client's innocence in the alleged fraud scheme that helped destroy the firm, the trustee overseeing Dewey's bankruptcy case sued D'Alessandro in a bid to recover nearly $9.3 million for creditors.

The Morning Wrap

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 28, 2014

A round-up of legal news from ALM affiliated publications and news outlets around the country: public corruption cases on the rise, insight into Dewey prosecution and the release of a man thought to be the world's longest-serving death row inmate.

Judge Unseals Guilty Pleas of Six More Dewey Staffers

Julie Triedman and Christine Simmons : The Am Law Daily : January 28, 2014

A day after ex-Dewey & LeBoeuf finance director Francis Canellas' guilty plea to second-degree grand larceny became public, the pleas of six other former firm employees who have admitted committing crimes related to Dewey's accounting practices were unsealed Friday.

Dewey Finance Director Pleads to Misleading Banks, Others

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 28, 2014

As part of the investigation into alleged criminal conduct that led to Dewey & LeBoeuf's bankruptcy, the firm's former finance director Francis Canellas pleaded guilty to grand larceny in the second degree last month, according to documents unsealed Thursday in New York Supreme Court.

Two More Ex-Dewey Partners Hit With Clawback Suits

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 28, 2014

As the criminal case against three ex-Dewey & LeBoeuf leaders proceeds, the trustee overseeing the bankrupt firm's estate this week added two more names to the list of former partners being sued over money they received from Dewey after it became insolvent.

D.A. Agrees to Unseal Some Dewey Documents

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

The Manhattan District Attorney's Office opposed The New York Times' request to unseal all records in the case against four former Dewey & LeBoeuf insiders, but is offering to open most files.

The Churn: Bingham Departures Continue, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 25, 2014

Bingham & McCutchen loses a real estate finance partner to Holland & Knight and litigator to Stubbs Alderton Markiles; Greenberg Traurig adds a former FINRA enforcement counsel; and Holland & Hart absorbs a Salt Lake City tax boutique.

D.A. Asks Court to Unseal Names of Dewey Secret Seven

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 25, 2014

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. has moved to make public the identities of seven former Dewey & LeBoeuf employees who have pleaded guilty to criminal charges in connection with an alleged accounting fraud that three former Dewey leaders and a fourth, lower-ranking staffer are accused of engineering.

Judge Allows Discovery to Proceed in Dewey Bankruptcy

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 21, 2014

Bankruptcy attorneys representing two of the criminally charged former Dewey & LeBoeuf leaders lost a bid to stay discovery of a trustee and a creditor's suit against their clients, as Southern District Bankruptcy Judge Martin Glenn made his intent clear Thursday.

Am Law Quartet Tune In for Big Local TV Deal

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

Media General has turned to Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson for counsel on its proposed acquisition of LIN Media LLC, which has retained Covington & Burling and Weil, Gotshal & Manges to advise on the $1.6 billion cash-and-stock deal. Paul Hastings, meanwhile, is working on arranging the financing for the transaction, which will create the nation's second-largest local television broadcasting company.

Lawyer Traces Ex-Dewey COO's Path to Possible Witness Role

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2014

When four former Dewey & LeBoeuf insiders were charged with engineering a massive fraud that helped kill the storied firm, Dennis D'Alessandro was neither one of the defendants nor among the seven unnamed people who have already pled guilty in the matter. According to his lawyer, though, he may yet offer his take on Dewey's demise in court.

Editorial: Lessons Learned From Dewey Debacle

: The Connecticut Law Tribune : January 18, 2014

In May 2012, only five years after the international, white shoe law firms of Dewey Ballantine and LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae had merged, the resulting mega-firm, Dewey & LeBoeuf, filed for bankruptcy.

Defendant in Dewey Fraud Case Gets New Counsel

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 17, 2014

Zuckerman Spaeder is representing Zachary Warren, the 29-year-old former client relations manager of Dewey & LeBoeuf who was criminally charged alongside three firm leaders.

The Score: March Madness Edition

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 17, 2014

With the field set for the National Collegiate Athletic Association men's basketball tournament, others can agonize over their brackets. The Am Law Daily's focus is on the lawyers and law firms with ties to the NCAA and the nation's top college sports conferences.

Winston & Strawn Hits NCAA With Suit over Players' Pay

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 17, 2014

Will Jeffrey Kessler of Winston & Strawn upend the business of college sports?

The Churn: Holland & Knight Scatters Five Partner Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

Holland & Knight adds two partners in Tampa and individual partners in Miami, New York and San Francisco; Burr & Forman welcomes four health care attorneys in Birmingham; and two energy and natural resources partners move to Husch Blackwell's Denver office.

Dewey Demise Claims More Collateral Damage

Steven J. Harper : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

Three former Dewey leaders get indicted—and a former Dewey underling gets a trip through the looking glass.

The Morning Wrap

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : January 12, 2014

'Blatant Accounting Fraud' at Dewey

Julie Triedman and Sara Randazzo : The National Law Journal : January 10, 2014

Following a nearly two-year investigation that began as Dewey & LeBoeuf spiraled toward death, its former chairman, Steven Davis; its former executive director, Stephen DiCarmine; and its ex-chief financial officer, Joel Sanders, stand accused of "concocting and overseeing a massive effort to cook the books" at the firm.

Emails Aren't Only Challenge in Dewey Defense, Experts Say

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 10, 2014

A day after Dewey & LeBoeuf's former leaders were indicted on grand larceny and fraud charges, criminal defense experts weighed in on the challenges and strategies in defending such cases, especially when damning emails are presented as key evidence.

The Morning Wrap

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 07, 2014

A round-up of legal news from ALM affiliated publications and news outlets around the country: Ex-Dewey execs indicted, plea deal forthcoming in D.C. "shadow campaign" scandal, and judicial discipline in Arkansas.

Searching for Zachary Warren, the Other Dewey Defendant

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2014

Of the four ex-Dewey & LeBoeuf employees indicted on criminal charges Thursday by the Manhattan district attorney's office, one is literally a mystery man even to Dewey insiders.

Ex-Dewey Leaders Charged With Fraud

Ed Shanahan : The American Lawyer : January 07, 2014

After a nearly two year investigation, the former leaders of Dewey & LeBoeuf, ex-chairman, Steven Davis; former executive director, Stephen DiCarmine; and its ex-chief financial officer, Joel Sanders, were accused Thursday of "concocting and overseeing a massive effort to cook the books" at the firm.

Three Former Executives Accused Of Cooking Dewey Books

The American Lawyer : Daily Business Review : January 06, 2014

The chief financial officer of Fort Lauderdale-based Greenspoon Marder has been charged with fraud in the collapse of the New York-based law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf.

The Morning Wrap

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : January 06, 2014

A round-up of legal news from ALM and other publications.

Reactions to Dewey Indictments Run the Gamut

Christine Simmons : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2014

Those with direct and indirect interests in the events at issue in the charges filed against three former Dewey & LeBoeuf leaders Thursday try to make sense of the stunning developments.

Dewey Demise Sends Another Ex-Partner Into Bankruptcy

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2014

A week before three former Dewey & LeBoeuf leaders were charged with engineering a massive fraud that helped destroy the firm, litigator Geoffrey Coll underscored the human toll of the collapse caused by their alleged actions by filing for Chapter 7 protection.

Dewey Drama: Indictments, Arraignments, and More

: The American Lawyer : January 06, 2014

In a stunning turn of events, three former leaders of Dewey & LeBoeuf were accused Thursday of engineering a massive fraud that helped drive the storied firm to its death.

Dewey Drama: Indictments, Arraignments and More

: The American Lawyer : January 06, 2014

In a stunning turn of events, three former leaders of Dewey & LeBoeuf were accused Thursday of engineering a massive fraud that helped drive the storied firm to its death. Read The American Lawyer's complete coverage here.

Ex-Dewey Leaders Charged With Fraud, Theft

Sara Randazzo and Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2014

Following a nearly two-year investigation that began as Dewey & LeBoeuf spiraled toward death, its former chairman, Steven Davis; its former executive director, Stephen DiCarmine; and its ex-chief financial officer, Joel Sanders, were accused Thursday of "concocting and overseeing a massive effort to cook the books" at the firm.

On the Scene at the Dewey Perp Walk

Sara Randazzo and Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2014

Clad in suits and handcuffs, former Dewey & LeBoeuf executives Steven Davis, Stephen DiCarmine and Joel Sanders, along with former Dewey accounting employee Zachary Warren, filed into a downtown Manhattan courtroom Thursday to plead not guilty to multiple counts of fraud related to the firm's 2012 collapse.

Weil Loses Finance Partner to Paul Hastings

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 03, 2014

Senior leveraged finance partner John Cobb is heading to Paul Hastings from Weil, Gotshal & Manges, marking the 36th partner departure from Weil in the past six months, and the 15th in just the last three months alone, according to reporting by The American Lawyer.

Weil Gotshal's Keith Flaum

Recorder Staff : The Recorder : January 03, 2014

Tyrrell, Patton Boggs May Part Ways Amid Merger Push, Newark Closing

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 27, 2014

Patton Boggs, which is engaged in preliminary merger talks with Squire Sanders after announcing the closure of its Newark office this week, could see one of its top partners head for the door. James Tyrrell Jr., a member of the firm's executive committee and head of its toxic tort and product liability practice group, joined Patton Boggs in a high-profile lateral move in 2006. He also took on a controversial case representing indigenous Ecuadoreans suing energy giant Chevron, which has complicated Patton Boggs' efforts to find a merger partner. As it happens, Squire Sanders has its own ties to the South American nation.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: DLA Posts Slight Gains in Revenue, Profits

Chris Johnson : The Am Law Daily : January 27, 2014

Though DLA Piper's growth slowed in 2013 as it continued to reshape its practice, the firm still managed to hit new highs in both revenue and profits per partner, according to The American Lawyer's reporting.

City of Detroit; Dewey and Dreier Firm Proceedings

Edward E. Neiger : New York Law Journal : January 27, 2014

In his Bankruptcy Update, Edward E. Neiger, a co-managing partner at ASK LLP, discusses Detroit's historic win in its Chapter 9 eligibility battle and next steps in its proceeding; the proposed sale of Girls Gone Wild and the Astros' failed attempt to dismiss Houston Regional Sports Network's bankruptcy case; and litigation and other developments in the Dewey & LeBoeuf and Dreier bankruptcy proceedings.

A Banner Year for Venable

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : January 27, 2014

Venable, bolstered by the strength of the firm's litigation and regulatory groups, in 2013 set new firm records for revenue and profits per partner.

Ex-LeBoeuf Lamb Partner's Crime Revived by Dewey Case

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 25, 2014

More than a decade after a former LeBoeuf Lamb partner pleaded guilty to giving faulty tax advice, his past actions are at the heart of two malpractice suits seeking millions of dollars in connection with the Dewey & LeBoeuf bankruptcy case.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: At Paul Weiss, Making Headlines And Profits

David Bario : The Am Law Daily : January 24, 2014

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison saw its profits per partner increase more than 8 percent last year, to $3.62 million, and its gross revenue rise nearly 7 percent, to $934.5 million, according to The American Lawyer's reporting.

The Churn: Milbank, Shearman Land Securities Litigators, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

A string of New York securities litigators are on the move; Bingham loses two Los Angeles–based lawyers to Winston and a partner in San Francisco to Manatt; and a former U.S. ambassador rejoins Jones Day.

Wilson Poaches More Sidley Lawyers in L.A.

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 12, 2014

Nine More Ex-Dewey Partners Hit With Clawback Suits

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2014

The former Dewey & LeBoeuf partners targeted in the latest round of suits filed by the defunct firm's liquidation trust include Steven Otillar, who waged a since-settled court fight with Citibank over his alleged failure to repay a capital loan, and onetime Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele.

DLA's Canada Play Falls Through, For Now

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

Only a few days after DLA Piper announced it was in talks to open offices in Calgary and Toronto by picking up between 55 and 70 lawyers from dissolving Canadian firm Heenan Blaikie, the world's largest firm by gross revenue and attorney head count confirmed that negotiations have ended without a deal.

For Partners, It's the Anxious Season

Aric Press : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2014

But how much fear is reasonable? The data tell the story.

For Partners, It's the Anxious Season

Aric Press : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2014

But how much fear is reasonable? The data tell the story.

The 2013 Lateral Report

: The American Lawyer : January 03, 2014

Fueled by the Dewey diaspora, lateral activity among Am Law 200 firms reached a three-year high in 2012.

At What Price a Big Law Partnership?

William McGrane and George McKeegan : New York Law Journal : January 03, 2014

William McGrane, a partner at McGrane LLP, and George McKeegan, a shareholder in McKeegan Law P.C., explores why—of all the various forms of business organizations presently being utilized by Big Law firms—forms of business organizations which require their equity security holders to identify themselves to the public as "partners" are by far the most problematic of all the various and sundry forms of business organization presently in use by Big Law.

Heller Judge Brings Clarity to Clawback Debate

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 03, 2014

Four firms fighting the Heller Ehrman estate over revenue earned by former Heller partners on matters they took with them as the firm collapsed got some bad news last week in the form of a ruling laying out how such so-called unfinished business claims should be calculated.

Your Career: Merger Mania

Sandy Lechtick : The Recorder : January 31, 2014

In this post-recession economy, partners should really understand where their firm is headed and what that means for them, writes recruiter Sandy Lechtick.

Leaders of Large Law Firms 'Get It'? Says Who?

Steven J. Harper : The Am Law Daily : January 31, 2014

Sometimes the effort to defend what passes for leadership is a fool's errand.

With Cleary on Board, Google Makes More Big Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 30, 2014

A week after representing Lenovo in connection with its acquisition of an IBM server unit, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton is advising Google on its $3 billion sale of Motorola Mobility to the world's largest computer maker. The firm has also grabbed a role in Google's largest-ever European deal, handling the company's $400 million purchase of an artificial intelligence start-up earlier this week.

Am Law Trio Advises on KKR's $2.3 Billion Insurance Buy

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 27, 2014

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett's corporate lawyers grabbed a spot across the negotiating table from longtime client KKR on Monday, advising two private equity firms on the $2.3 billion sale of insurance claims processor Sedgwick Claims Management Services. Willkie Farr & Gallagher has also snagged a role for Sedgwick, while Latham & Watkins is representing KKR.

McDonnell Turns to Big Name Defenders

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : January 27, 2014

Former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, accused of illegally accepting payments in exchange for promoting a dietary supplement company, are fighting back with big-name Washington-area white-collar lawyers on their defense.

The Churn: Ted Kennedy Jr. Joins Epstein, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2014

Epstein Becker hires Ted Kennedy Jr. in Connecticut; Reed Smith launches a Kazakhstan office with two Dewey alumni; and a former political adviser in Florida joins Shutts & Bowen.

IN BRIEF: Oklahoma Follows Utah

: The National Law Journal : January 20, 2014

A federal judge in Oklahoma on Jan. 14 struck down a state constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman, ruling that the law violated the 14th Amendment. Plus more from NLJ.com and other ALM publications.

The Morning Wrap

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 16, 2014

A round-up of legal stories from Legal Times' sister publications and other news agencies across the country.

Paper-N-Pizza: For Apollo's Lawyers, It's All M&A

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

Friday night just got more fun for five Am Law 100 firms. Paul Hastings, Paul Weiss, Ropes & Gray, Wachtell, and Weil are grabbing a slice of private equity giant Apollo Global Management's $1.3 billion buy of CEC Entertainment, the parent of family restaurant chain Chuck E. Cheese's. Meanwhile, Paul Weiss and four other firms are advising on an Apollo-backed company's $1.4 billion buy of specialty paper maker NewPage Holdings.

Insurance Industry Deals a Boon to Big Firms

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

A dozen Am Law 100 firms have grabbed roles on a series of transactions announced since the start of 2014 involving the insurance industry, where consolidation in the sector this year could could produce a bevy of business for transactional lawyers.

Amid Practice Leader Losses, Dorsey Plots Turnaround

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

A year after an abrupt management change spurred a firmwide restructuring, three practice group leaders have recently left Dorsey & Whitney for positions elsewhere. Departures aside, Dorsey managing partner Kenneth Cutler tells The Am Law Daily that the firm's gross revenue rose last year for the first time in six years against the backdrop of a shifting legal landscape that has seen leading Minneapolis-based rivals Faegre & Benson and Leonard, Street and Deinard strike merger deals.

Clawback Claims Mount Against Ex-Dewey Partners

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 15, 2014

Dozens of former Dewey & LeBoeuf partners who opted not to join a $71 million settlement with the firm's bankruptcy estate continue to face suits seeking the return of compensation they received in Dewey's final years. For one of those former partners, the strain created by the firm's collapse contributed to financial woes that recently led him to file for personal bankruptcy protection.

Sidley Adds Beijing Partner

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 13, 2014

Lan Tao was previously a partner in the Beijing office of White & Case.

Report: DLA Piper Expanding African Network to Algiers

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

Racing to capitalize on deal work tied to Africa's abundance of natural resources, Am Law 100 firms are opening offices and forging alliances across the booming continent. Now DLA Piper, the world's largest firm by gross revenue and attorney head count, is headed Algiers, the capital of energy-rich Algeria.

Akin Acts on Landmark Israeli-Palestinian Natural Gas Deal

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2014

A pair of Dewey & LeBoeuf defectors now with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld are advising the Palestinian Power Generation Company on a 20-year, $1.2 billion deal to purchase natural gas from Israel's Leviathan offshore gas field. Meanwhile, several other energy-related transactions announced this week have yielded roles for Morgan, Lewis & Bockius and Vinson & Elkins.

Tech Sector Dealmaking a Boon to Some Am Law 200 Firms

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2014

Data shows that the tech sector was responsible for much of the global dealmaking activity last year and recently racked up nearly $3 billion in value and yielded assignments for Am Law 200 stalwarts Fenwick & West, O'Melveny, Weil and Wilson Sonsini.

IN BRIEF: Appointments Lag

: The National Law Journal : January 06, 2014

President Obama lags behind George W. Bush when it comes to leaving his imprint on the nation's federal courts of appeals, a Brookings Institution report has found. Plus more from NLJ.com and other ALM publications.

Late-Year M&A Surge a Boon to Some Am Law 200 Firms

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 02, 2014

Data shows that mergers and acquisitions in the U.S. accounted for 43 percent of last year's global deal volume and that the nation's technology industry was responsible for much of the activity. The sector continued its dealmaking run over the past week with a batch of transactions that totaled nearly $3 billion in value and yielded assignments for Am Law 200 stalwarts Fenwick & West, O'Melveny, Weil and Wilson Sonsini.

Ex-Dewey Leader Davis Lands In-House Job With Arab Emirate

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 01, 2014

A year and a half after Dewey & LeBoeuf's collapse and descent into bankruptcy, longtime firm chair Steven Davis has been hired by the government of Ras al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates to serve as its top in-house legal adviser.

Rethinking the Law Firm/Law School Relationship

Aric Press : The American Lawyer : January 01, 2014

What the profession can learn from a model program that pairs students and firms to help Iraqi refugees.

You Can Say That Again

: The National Law Journal : January 30, 2013

Our review of some of the more remarkable comments uttered by newsmakers during the year.

Global Law Firms Expand Their Reach in Africa

Richard Lloyd : Focus Europe : January 26, 2013

Deal work is luring firms to forge alliances or set up shop in African countries.

Real Estate Roundup: Alston Snags Former Dewey Space

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2013

As 2013 comes to a close, large law firms are addressing their office needs in cities across the country by either renewing existing leases or signing new ones.

The Churn: Dentons Adds Toronto Dealmaker, Plus More Lateral Moves

Hillary Flynn : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2013

Dentons lands a top Canadian deal lawyer from Baker & McKenzie; Abercrombie & Fitch hires a general counsel from the ranks of Greenberg Traurig; and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett expands in Houston.

Greenberg Laterals Help Firm Snag Big M&A Roles

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2013

Thanks in part to three high-profile lateral partners hired in recent years—Paul Maher and Stephen Horvath III in London and Lejb Fogelman in Warsaw—Greenberg Traurig has grabbed lead roles on French financial services giant BNP Paribas' $1.4 billion sale of its Polish banking business and Swedish trucking giant Volvo AB's $1.1 billion sale of its machine rental unit.

Ex-Chadbourne Partner Sues Firm for Return of Capital

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 09, 2013

Melanie Willems, an international arbitration partner who left Chadbourne & Parke in September to join Andrews Kurth, sued her former firm a month later seeking the immediate repayment of $127,000 in capital.

With Detroit's Chapter 9 Filing Approved, Some Firms Win Big

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 03, 2013

In a historic ruling handed down Tuesday, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes approved Detroit's Chapter 9 petition and made the Motor City the largest U.S. municipality ever to declare itself legally insolvent. Rhodes' decision, which also permits the cutting of city pension obligations and the sale of municipal assets, means htat more than a dozen Am Law 200 firms will continue to rack up fees advising clients in the case.

Aborted Talks Do Not Curb Appetite for N.Y. Mergers

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 03, 2013

The end of merger talks between Orrick and Pillsbury Winthrop over client conflicts and McKenna Long partners' rejection of a tie-up with Dentons illustrate how complicated and volatile the merger process can be, but merging into New York remains a priority for many out-of-state firms.

Firms That Hired Dewey Partners Can't Block Subpoenas

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 03, 2013

Over the objections of more than two dozen law firms, the federal bankruptcy judge overseeing Dewey & LeBoeuf's Chapter 11 case ruled Tuesday that those firms must turn over information about how much work they inherited in taking on former Dewey partners ahead of its collapse last year.

Suit Details Ex-Dewey Leaders' Lucrative Pay Pacts

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 01, 2013

Following a tradition of making key court filings in tandem with major holidays, Dewey & LeBoeuf's bankruptcy advisers hit the firm's former executive director, Stephen DiCarmine, and ex-chief financial officer, Joel Sanders, with a Thanksgiving eve suit aimed at recovering nearly $22 million from the pair.

Lateral's Book of Business Isn't the Whole Story

Russ Haskin : The National Law Journal : January 25, 2013

Clients that a new partner might bring along are critical, but firms need to dig deeper to get the right fit.

Dewey Estate Turns Attention to Auditor Ernst & Young

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 19, 2013

Dewey & LeBoeuf's liquidating trustee requested court permission Monday to extensively subpoena Dewey's longtime auditor Ernst & Young as well as depose one of its employees, citing the need to investigate potential claims the estate could still bring against the auditor and others tied to the now-defunct firm.

Locke Lord's MP Clements Weighs in on Patton Boggs Talks

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 19, 2013

Last week, The Am Law Daily spoke with Patton Boggs managing partner Edward Newberry about the potential merger his firm is discussing with Locke Lord. Now Locke Lord managing partner Jerry Clements, who 50 years ago this week gave a yellow rose to President John F. Kennedy on a visit to Texas, shares her thoughts about Swiss vereins, her firm's expansion efforts and a possible tie-up with Patton Boggs.

Dewey Trustee Sues Ex-Partner Marcoux for $4.2 Million

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 18, 2013

In what could be the first in a series of suits against dozens of former Dewey & LeBoeuf partners, the liquidation trustee overseeing the bankrupt Dewey estate has sued William Marcoux in an effort to recover compensation and other benefits he received after the firm had allegedly become insolvent.

Firms Struggling With High-Maintenance Rainmakers

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 14, 2013

Maybe it is the lasting effects of Dewey & LeBoeuf's collapse partly over guaranteeing partners high salaries for years. Maybe it is a shift away from rewarding revenue toward prioritizing profits.

Law Firms Struggle With High-Maintenance Rainmakers

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 14, 2013

Law firms may escort to the door rainmakers who threaten to leave unless their salaries are increased.

Amid Merger Talks, Patton Boggs MP Touts Strategic Plan

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2013

Patton Boggs managing partner Edward Newberry told The Am Law Daily on Thursday that his firm's merger talks with Locke Lord and its latest round of layoffs are part of a broader plan that also includes changes to its long-standing "eat what you kill" compensation system and a push to expand in California, New York, Texas and abroad.

Morgan Lewis, Magic Circle Help Ukraine Find Energy Freedom

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2013

In a deal that could have huge geopolitical implications, Chevron has signed a $10 billion shale gas exploration and production-sharing agreement with the Ukrainian government, which hopes to end its dependence on natural gas imported from Russia. Morgan Lewis and leading Ukrainian firm Asters have landed roles advising the country's government, while Clifford Chance is representing Chevron.

Disputed MF Global Fees for Dewey, Proskauer Approved

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 30, 2013

A U.S. bankruptcy judge in New York has approved fee requests totaling $9 million submitted by Proskauer Rose and Dewey & LeBoeuf in connection with their work on MF Global Holdings Ltd's Chapter 11 case. The approval came despite a claim by the defunct commodities broker's plan administrator that the fees were excessive.

European GCs Revolutionizing the Legal Market

Anthony Paonita : The National Law Journal : January 28, 2013

Even casual readers of the financial media may have noticed a certain pattern lately. With every new report about unemployment, factory utilization or home/auto sales, forecasters and pundits alike seek to reassure us that we're out of the Great Recession, which began in 2008. Is it back to normal yet?

IN BRIEF: No Speedy-Trial Violation

: The National Law Journal : January 28, 2013

The conviction of Ahmed Ghailani in the al-Qaeda conspiracy to bomb U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998 was upheld on October 24 by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Plus more from NLJ.com and other ALM publications.

Clawback Controversy Now Clouding Dewey Bankruptcy

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 24, 2013

In an objection filed Wednesday in New York federal bankruptcy court, a group of 28 law firms asked the judge overseeing Dewey & LeBoeuf's Chapter 11 proceedings to squash the now-defunct firm's planned investigation into so-called unfinished business claims it hopes to recover. Meanwhile, in a San Francisco courtroom on the same day, six firms sought to prevent a Howrey trustee from collecting money on such claims.

MF Global Fee Dispute Snares Both Dewey and Proskauer

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 23, 2013

The plan administrator in MF Global Holding Ltd.'s Chapter 11 case is asking the court to cut $750,000 from a $3.75 million fee request Dewey submitted for six months of work as counsel to the commodities broker's unsecured creditors committee. This is the second time in two months that Dewey is being accused of charging excessive fees for work it completed on bankruptcy assignments before the firm itself went under.

Opinion: No Passing Fad, ADR Is The New Normal

: The Connecticut Law Tribune : January 18, 2013

A great deal of interest has been expressed of late as to the future of the profession of law, both in Connecticut and throughout the country.

The Score: NBA Union's Legal Bills Keep Piling Up

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 18, 2013

As players get set for a new National Basketball Association season, the union that represents them remains locked in litigation with its former leader. Meanwhile, in other sports law news: a Williams & Connolly partner starts his own sports agency; a trio of litigators helps Mark Cuban beat the SEC; Jeffrey Kessler sizes up collegiate clients; and Lanny Davis signs on to defend the Washington Redskins' name.