Dewey Can Subpoena Law Firms In Partner Bonus Disputes

Law360, Los Angeles (December 13, 2013, 8:37 PM EST) -- A New York bankruptcy judge on Thursday allowed Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP to subpoena dozens of law firms to produce documents and appear for examinations over adversary complaints accusing its former partners of receiving bonuses after the firm’s insolvency.

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Martin Glenn allowed Dewey, which claimed the partners got the bonuses based on profits that never materialized, to issue the subpoenas, according to the one-page order.

"The trust has a good faith basis for believing that the firms are providing and have provided legal...
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