Race For Dewey Partners Is On With Willkie Leading The Pack

Law360, New York (May 1, 2012, 7:19 PM EDT) -- Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP has outpaced other firms so far by nabbing 12 partners from the ailing Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, and experts said Tuesday that high-end litigators and attorneys in finance-related groups still with the firm would draw the most suitors from competitors circling Dewey for laterals.

Following its financial troubles, Dewey has seen a steady stream of partners abandon the firm this year, with nearly one-third of its total global partnership moving to other firms.

Experts agreed Tuesday that the firm “across the...
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