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...

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