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  • Ex-Dewey Billing Managers to Plead Guilty in Fraud Probe

    Former Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP billing and accounting managers were among seven ex-employees who agreed to plead guilty and cooperate in the probe of a $200 million fraud that spurred the largest law firm bankruptcy in history.

  • Peter Mullen, Skadden Arps Executive Partner During M&A Boom, Dies at 83

    Peter P. Mullen, who served as executive partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP as it thrived during the wave of corporate takeovers, mergers and acquisitions, has died. He was 83.

  • Dewey, Cozen, Mayer Brown, Fried Frank: Business of Law

    Fred Gander, a Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP partner who helped manage the firm, has left for KPMG LLP.

  • Clifford Chance, Linklaters, Dewey: Business of Law

    Clifford Chance LLP advised Royal Dutch Shell Plc, the world’s largest supplier of liquefied natural gas, on its agreement to buy LNG assets from Repsol SA for $4.4 billion in cash to expand in Latin America and Spain. Linklaters LLP, with a team led by Madrid corporate partners Alejandro Ortiz and Lara Hemzaoui and London projects partner Matthew Hagopian, advised energy company Repsol.

  • Greenberg, Morrison, Kirkland, Mayer: Business of Law

    Greenberg Traurig LLP said yesterday that it has opened an office in Warsaw with a team of more than 50 lawyers formerly with Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP. The firm will operate as Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak in Poland. Jaroslaw Grzesiak, former managing partner of Dewey’s Warsaw office, serves as the managing partner and Lejb Fogelman as the senior partner.

  • Shearman, Dewey, Allen & Overy, Drinker: Business of Law

    Dow Chemical Co., the largest U.S. chemical maker by sales, said an arbitration panel ruled Kuwait must pay $2.16 billion in damages because it canceled a 2008 agreement to buy a stake in the company’s plastics business.

  • 200 Richest Firms, K&L Gates, Locke Lord: Business of Law

    Despite having almost the same rate of revenue growth, the second-hundred wealthiest American law firms are managing their business differently in one significant way: They are bolstering their lawyer count, which is in sharp contrast to the top 100 most-profitable law firms in the country, according to an annual survey by the American Lawyer Magazine.

  • Dewey’s Downfall Took Weeks; Clean-Up Looms for Years

    Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, a law firm with 103 years of history, collapsed in a matter of weeks. Cleaning up the debris may take years.

  • Dewey & LeBoeuf Approved to Liquidate Remaining Assets

    Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, after imploding last year in the largest law firm bankruptcy, won confirmation of its plan to set up trusts to liquidate its remaining assets.

  • Skadden, S&C, Minter Ellison, MoFo, Crowell: Business of Law

    Prudential Plc, the U.K.’s biggest insurer, agreed to buy a life insurance unit from Swiss Re AG for 398 million pounds ($621 million) in cash to expand in the U.S.

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