law firm news

  • Mergers of U.S. law firms dip in second quarter

    In the past three months, the number of law firm mergers of U.S.-based firms has dropped, according to surveys by consulting companies Altman Weil and Thomson Reuters’ Hildebrandt Institute.

  • Top law firms named by practice area

    Everybody loves a good ranking (unless you’re one of the unlucky few at the bottom of the list, or left off altogether). Vault.com, which provides employer and university rankings, ratings and reconnaissance, yesterday released its 2013 Practice Area Rankings.

  • Dewey’s 50 largest account debtors named

    The clock is ticking, and creditors are anxiously awaiting the moment when the checks arrive in the mail from defunct New York law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf. But first, the firm needs to call in all of its unpaid bills.

  • Dewey crusades for quick clawback settlement

    The hits keep coming for disgruntled former partners of the soon-to-be-defunct New York law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf. The firm’s bankruptcy team reportedly will present its former partners, whose earnings are subject to clawbacks, with an outline for how to settle claims with more than 5,000 creditors anxious to draw...

  • Discrimination case against Fried Frank thrown out

    Yesterday, a judge threw out a discrimination case one of the law firm’s former secretaries brought against it.

  • Former Dewey partner sues management, claims they were “running a Ponzi scheme”

    It was only a matter of time. Henry Bunsow, a former Dewey & LeBoeuf partner and IP litigation specialist who now has his own boutique firm, dropped the first publicly filed lawsuit from a former partner Tuesday in California Superior Court.

  • 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...

  • Regulators sue Dewey, Warsaw office transfers to Greenberg Traurig

    So far this week, there’s been good news and bad news for failing New York law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf. First the bad news: The Public Benefit Guaranty Corp., which oversees U.S. private-sector pension plans and interjects to cover plans when employers cannot pay promised benefits, sued Dewey on Monday.

  • 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...

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