Pepper attorney Jay A. Dubow spoke at the 2015 ALA Conference & Expo on the session titled "Dewey LeBoeuf Aftermath: Fiduciary Responsibilities of Legal Administrators."
In early 2014, the U.S. law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP filed for bankruptcy. Shortly thereafter, a Manhattan District Attorney released a 106-count indictment charging its chairman, executive director, chief financial officer and client relations manager with grand larceny, fraud and other felony charges. All eyes were on the firm as its demise unfolded publically. Following the firm's rapid demise, there are many lessons to be learned by the legal industry. Join this session to hear the events leading up to the demise, the bankruptcy and the criminal charges alleged against certain of its top executives and staff. Get a primer on your fiduciary and ethical responsibilities, and learn what you need to know to protect yourself and your firm, no matter the circumstances.