4 Ways Dewey Changed BigLaw Forever

Law360, New York (July 10, 2015, 7:42 PM EDT) -- For lawyers and staffers at Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, the dissolution of the firm three years ago meant an unwelcome job search, a harsh lesson on the fragility of partnerships or even an unpleasant call from a New York prosecutor.

But amid all the bad news for Dewey, a traumatic bankruptcy in an elite cadre of BigLaw firms and the ongoing criminal trial of the former firm leaders have been an industrywide reality check that is having a lasting — and largely positive — impact on the U.S. legal industry, experts say.

Here are four ways Dewey changed the U.S. legal...

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