Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP said Gentry Sayad joined the firm’s Shanghai office as a partner and co-chairman of the Asia practice. Sayad, who was previously the managing partner of the Shanghai office of Fredrikson & Byron LLP, will be a member of the mergers and acquisitions and securities team.
Three former executives at Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, once the No. 3 legal adviser to banks handling merger deals, were charged with a “blatant” $200 million fraud that spurred the largest law firm bankruptcy in history.
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.
James E. Tyrrell Jr., the Patton Boggs LLP litigator who was the key firm partner involved in a lawsuit targeting Chevron Corp. for pollution in Ecuador, joined Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP as a partner in Morristown, New Jersey, and New York.
At least 11 lawyers announced departures from New York law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP yesterday, pushing the total to more than 80 in recent months, as the firm continues to work toward an agreement with banks about the deadline for a line of credit.
Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, which has lost more than a third of its partners in recent weeks, saw its merger and acquisition chief and a team of London litigators depart as the price of its bonds slumped in private trades.
Former Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP finance director Frank Canellas cooperated with a probe by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. into a “blatant” $200 million fraud that spurred the largest law firm bankruptcy in history, according to a plea agreement unsealed today.