Dewey Debacle Hurt Wallets But Didn't Kill Careers

Law360, New York (May 22, 2015, 3:10 PM EDT) -- Partners in the Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP diaspora were hit with financial burdens from the breakdown but largely avoided reputational damage as they relaunched their careers, firm alumni said on the eve of an unprecedented BigLaw criminal trial.

Even in the panicked last months before Dewey was shuttered, the vast majority of partners with successful practices were able to find homes easily — even as rumors of possible financial fraud percolated — and have remained at their first post-Dewey firms.

Several Dewey alums, some of whom agreed to speak only on the condition of anonymity, said their post-Dewey careers have been...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Beta
Ask a question!