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Ex-Dewey & LeBoeuf Executive Sanders Avoids Prison in Fraud Case

Ex-Dewey & LeBoeuf Executive Sanders Avoids Prison in Fraud Case

By Chris Dolmetsch, Bloomberg News More than five years after Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP filed for the largest law firm bankruptcy in U.S. history, a criminal probe into its collapse ended without anyone going to prison. A judge in New York on Tuesday ordered the firm’s former chief financial officer, Joel Sanders, 59, who was

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Dewey & LeBoeuf Ex-CFO Guilty as Ex-Executive Director Goes Free

By Chris Dolmetsch, Bloomberg News The former finance chief of defunct law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP was convicted of defrauding investors before it went bankrupt. But the firm’s ex-executive director was cleared of charges by a Manhattan jury. Joel Sanders, 59, faces as many as four years behind bars for fraud while Stephen DiCarmine

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Dewey’s Former GC on the Crisis at United Airlines

United Airlines General Counsel Brett Hart can expect some turbulence in the next week as he deals with the fallout from video footage of security guards violently dragging a bloodied passenger off one its flights that has gone viral on the internet and provoked a public relations nightmare. Now, people are threatening to boycott United, including many Chinese

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Junior Employee of Dewey & LeBoeuf Cleared of Charges

Zachary Warren, the junior staff employee who faced criminal charges of accounting fraud in connection with the bankruptcy of Dewey & LeBoeuf, was officially cleared of those charges on Friday following a court hearing in Manhattan. Last February, Warren, 32, entered a deferred prosecution agreement with Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, under the terms that charges

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Decaying Law Firm Brands

With so many law firm flame-outs and mergers transpiring these days, it’s difficult for some legal observers to keep track of firm names. Occasionally we’ll stumble on a source who still calls a firm by their old name — calling Hogan Lovells, for instance, Hogan & Hartson, the firm it used to be before its 2010

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The Dewey & LeBoeuf Case, Manhattan’s Latest Musical Satire

The Dewey & LeBoeuf case has become a satirical musical? The criminal prosecution of three former Dewey executives over charges they cooked the books of the now-defunct law firm is the inspiration behind a musical to be performed at Debevoise & Plimpton on Wednesday. The performance will provide an ethics lesson for CLE credit, reports The

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Lawyer Charged in $245 Million Fraud Wants to Defend Himself

By Rebecca Spalding, Bloomberg News It’s been said that a person who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client. Stephen DiCarmine, a former executive of the bankrupt law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, wants to test that old maxim. Despite having never sat through a criminal trial except his own, let alone tried one himself,

Dewey & LeBoeuf Employee Suit Says 450 Firings to Come Today

Former Dewey Partners Off the Hook for NY Lease, Judge Rules

There was a blast of good news for 377 former Dewey & LeBoeuf partners on Monday: A New York state judge ruled that their former landlord, 1301 Properties Owner, isn’t entitled to recover rent payments lost in the law firm’s collapse because the partners aren’t personally liable. In 2013, the landlord initially had sued 426

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Was Scalia Too Good for Big Law? (Podcast)

Casey and Josh discuss deferred prosecution agreements in the Dewey & LeBoeuf criminal case, the end of Dickstein Shapiro, Justice Scalia’s Big Law associate days, Richard Susskind’s new book and video for Big Law Business, and the one year anniversary of the launch of the Big Law Business website. Subscribe to the Big Law Business podcast