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Dewey estate goes after former partners

Mar 29, 2013 The Dewey & LeBoeuf estate has filed suit against 18 former partners who refused to contribute to a settlement plan. The claim describes the former partners’ attempt to claim moneys owed to them (profit…

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Dewey retirees reach settlement with former firm

Feb 12, 2013 A group of 125 Dewey retirees has agreed to settle claims made by the defunct firm, agreeing to pay the Dewey estate $5000 or 25 per cent of payments received from Dewey during 2011-12, whichever is lower. The retirees…

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71 US law firms get perfect score on LGBT programs

Nov 20, 2012 The Human Rights Campaign scored leading legal and corporate institutions on their policies benefiting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees, awarding a perfect score to 71 law firms and a score of above 90…

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Former Dewey partners may be liable for $45m in rent

Oct 20, 2012 The former partners of defunct firm Dewey & LeBoeuf may be personally liable for $45 million from the lease on the firm's New York headquarters. The lease was signed in 1989, in a period when law firms were structured…

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Citibank denies wrongdoing in Dewey loan case

Sep 20, 2012 Citibank N.A. has denied allegations that it conspired with the former leaders of the now-defunct Dewey & LeBoeuf to attract lateral partners with a Ponzi-like scheme aimed at paying off Dewey's debts to the bank through…

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Dewey asks judge for approval on clawback deal

Sep 5, 2012 Defunct law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf has asked a New York judge to approve a $70 million “clawback” settlement with former partners. The deal, if approved, would be the fastest ever resolution of claims against former…

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Dewey partners agree to $60 million clawback deal

Aug 21, 2012 Former partners at failed law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf have agreed to pay more than $60 million back to the firm. The settlement is an attempt to account for client fees that were partially earned at Dewey but were paid to…

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Bigger isn't better in Washington DC

Aug 7, 2012 A survey of the law firms operating in Washington DC indicates that the “bigger is better” growth strategy might be a thing of the past. In fact, eight of the region’s 10 largest law firms maintained or shrank…

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