Management Liability Insurance for Law Firms and the Dewey & LeBoeuf Bankruptcy

The collapse of the venerable Dewey & LeBoeuf law firm is a cautionary tale from which observers have drawn many lessons, including cautions about the perils associated with large law firm mergers and the challenges associated with various forms of law firm partner compensation. The firm's failure...

Thinking About the Dewey & LeBeouf Criminal Indictment and Law Firm Management Liability Insurance

The indictment last week of the top officials from the collapsed Dewey & LeBouef law firm is merely the latest development in the long-running sequence of events following the law firm’s demise. The indictment (and the accompanying SEC enforcement action) paints a vivid picture of the desperate...