Dewey encourages partners to jump ship

Management team sends a memo suggesting the remaining attorneys look elsewhere for employment, Steven Davis hires a criminal lawyer

It looks like the bitter end may be near for embattled New York law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf. The remaining four members of the firm’s new management team, following Steven Davis’ ouster over the weekend amid questions surrounding his conduct and a Manhattan district attorney’s office probe, sent a memo to its partners last night suggesting that they seek alternative employment.

Dewey’s outlook shifted from dingy to dismal over the weekend when talks with law firm Greenberg Traurig hit a wall. As a result, Dewey’s management team penned the memo, adding that they, too, were looking for new jobs and requested that the current partners keep them apprised of their job searches.

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