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...

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!


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?
Ask a question!