When JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s Jamie Dimon got a 74 percent raise in January, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara fumed. He had forced the bank just weeks before to pay $1.7 billion for enabling Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme. And yet Dimon was being rewarded.
Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP can’t win. In late March an embarrassing exodus of partners prompted the global law firm to announce a management shake-up. In explaining the reshuffle, the head of Dewey’s corporate department, Richard Shutran, mentioned the firm earned about $250 million last year.
Entertainment executive and litigator Kenneth L. Doroshow, who helped win a U.S. Supreme Court ruling granting video games First Amendment protection, has joined Jenner & Block LLP as a partner in the Washington office. He will be a member of the firm’s content, media and entertainment practice.
This week’s notable deaths included a Nobel Prize-winning novelist; a co-founder of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz law firm who helped avert a New York City bankruptcy in 1975; and the billionaire founder of France’s second-largest drugmaker who was the focus of a healthcare scandal. Below are summaries of these and other obituaries from the past week.