• Better Call Bartlett: Prosecutors Call Davis Wright Partner's Work a Conflict

    Federal prosecutors in Washington claim that Davis Wright Tremaine litigation partner Mark Bartlett—himself a former federal prosecutor—should be conflicted out of representing the state's troubled auditor Troy Kelley.

  • Dewey Day 2: CFO Just 'Blunt,' Says Lawyer, as Accountants and Ex-Partner Take Stand

    The second day of a criminal trial of three former Dewey & LeBoeuf leaders saw the lawyer for ex-chief financial officer Joel Sanders tell a jury Wednesday morning that his client worked hard to keep the now-defunct firm afloat, but did nothing illegal. The final opening statement came before the prosecution called its first witnesses—two accountants and a former Dewey & LeBoeuf partner—to testify.

  • Quinn Emanuel Heads to Shanghai, Plus More Lateral Moves

    Litigation giant Quinn Emanuel opens its first office in mainland China; Steptoe & Johnson snags four in Silicon Valley; Dentons follows up on its Newt Gingrich hire with several new additions; and other hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

  • Dewey's Demise Takes Center Stage

    Dewey & LeBoeuf former chair Steven Davis, former executive director Stephen DiCarmine and former chief financial officer Joel Sanders together face more than 100 criminal charges, including grand larceny, scheming to defraud, falsifying business records and conspiracy in the lead-up to the 1,300-lawyer firm's downfall in May 2012. All have pleaded not guilty.

  • Dueling Narratives in Trial of Ex-Dewey & LeBoeuf Leaders

    Jurors in a New York state court heard radically different characterizations Tuesday of the alleged roles of three former executives who are facing criminal fraud charges related to the 2012 collapse of Dewey & LeBoeuf.

  • Dewey Trial: A Timeline of Key Events

    A look at the major developments leading up to Tuesday's opening arguments.

  • Reed Smith Adds Seven as Sports Pro Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

    A seven-partner team will open a new Frankfurt office for Reed Smith, which saw a top sports lawyer head for greener fields; Foley Hoag brings on Massachusetts' former attorney general; Cravath hires from Crowell & Moring; and more notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

  • Dealmakers of the Week: Eileen Nugent and C. Michael Chitwood of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

    The two Skadden transactional lawyers advised Endo Pharmaceuticals on its $8.05 billion buy of generic-drug maker Par Pharmaceuticals from private equity firm TPG Capital.

  • Deadlines for Global Legal Awards, Litigation Departments of the Year Submissions

    The American Lawyer is seeking nominations for its annual Global Legal Awards and Litigation Departments of the Year.

  • Am Law 100 Firms Looking Out for Military Employees

    With Memorial Day approaching, The Am Law Daily highlights the work of several firms doing good deeds for their military veteran and reserve workers.

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