Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP
• "Intelligent and friendly colleagues"
• "Partners are committed to training the associates and let us take substantive roles in our cases."
• "Good sense of work-life balance"
• "Unpredictability of the hours"
• "Subpar transparency"
• "Lack of partnership prospects"
ABOUT THIS COMPANY:
Ed. note: Dewey & LeBoeuf filed for bankruptcy on May 28, 2012.
With over two dozen offices across the globe and more than 1,100 lawyers, Dewey & LeBoeuf is one of the largest law firms around. The firm is well-known for its energy, insurance and M&A practices, among others.
A Combination of Rich Histories
The law firm now known as Dewey & LeBoeuf came about through a merger of two BigLaw powerhouses in 2007: Dewey Ballantine and LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae. Dewey's earliest predecessor firm was Root, Clark & Bird, established in lower Manhattan in 1909 by a trio of Harvard Law grads. Some of the firm’s notable early leaders include Arthur Ballentine—the first solicitor of the federal agency that became the IRS—and Thomas E. Dewey—former New York governor (and failed GOP presidential candidate).
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