DLA Piper

  • Litigation: Federal judge strikes down confidential arbitration in Delaware’s Court of Chancery

    A public interest group, Delaware Coalition for Open Government, Inc. (DCOG), filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware challenging the constitutionality of a Delaware statute and its implementing rules that permitted private parties to, in effect, hire a member of the Court of Chancery to...

  • DLA Piper fires back at criticism from two lawmakers

    DLA Piper came under fire from two U.S. lawmakers over its representation of a Chinese telecom equipment company, and the law firm fired back.

  • $17 million malpractice suit against DLA Piper dismissed

    A plaintiff that accused its outside counsel of malpractice didn’t have enough evidence to prove that the law firm acted improperly, a judge said earlier this week.

  • DLA Piper joins Paris office with Frieh Bouhenic

    Yesterday we told you about the merger of two East Coast firms. Today, we bring you news of yet another law firm marriage.

  • 3 more law firms hope to open in South Korea

    The list of U.S. law firms seeking to open South Korean offices continues to grow, with three more hopefuls throwing their hats into the ring.

  • Dewey finally files for bankruptcy

    After nearly five full months of taking blow after blow, apparently it was time to throw in the towel. Reeling New York law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf finally filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last night in Manhattan federal bankruptcy court.

  • Dewey prepares for bankruptcy

    It appears as though Dewey & LeBoeuf’s hiring of bankruptcy counsel Albert Togut in April really was foreshadowing for a final filing. Despite many assertions to the contrary by firm leadership, of which all save for one already has jumped ship, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday that the New...

  • Dewey’s leaders discuss downfall, next steps

    The well-publicized collapse of New York law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf likely is coming to its closing chapters. The firm has now lost about 160 of its nearly 320 partners since January 2012 to other firms, with 81 of those partners having announced their departures in May. And for many...

  • Exodus of Dewey attorneys in full effect

    It’s getting to the point where even the rats will want off the ship with the crew before it sinks. Another chapter was written yesterday in New York law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf’s well-chronicled collapse as a raft of rainmakers ran for the exits.

  • Dewey & LeBoeuf loses 4 more lawyers

    Another day, another round of departures from Dewey & LeBoeuf. Most recently, a four-person mergers and acquisitions group has left the struggling firm for the greener pastures of DLA Piper.

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