Dewey Felled By 'Anger And Greed,' Not Davis, Jury Hears

Law360, New York (September 8, 2015, 9:04 PM EDT) -- An attorney for former Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP Chairman Steven Davis on Tuesday made his final pitch to jurors in the trial of top Dewey leaders accused of defrauding the firm's lenders and investors, placing the blame for the megafirm's downfall on the "anger and greed" of some former partners.

In closing arguments, Elkan Abramowitz of Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello PC launched into a forceful defense of Davis, calling Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance's case "a misguided and fanciful theory in search of reality."

Davis is on trial alongside former Dewey Executive Director Stephen DiCarmine and Chief Financial...

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