Pressure Mounts On Dewey As Partner Defections Continue

Law360, New York (April 11, 2012, 11:17 PM EDT) -- With each additional partner that leaves Dewey & LeBoeuf, the struggling firm’s window of opportunity to right the ship gets smaller, and management needs to act quickly to make sure the firm survives, legal industry analysts said.

Dewey lost another partner Wednesday, its 50th since the start of the year, as corporate finance partner Richard B. Spitzer joined Mayer Brown LLP’s insurance finance group and banking and finance practice. Spitzer is the third partner to leave Dewey for Mayer Brown in the past week.

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