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Cooperator in Dewey trial admits some accounting tricks were his

Jun 12 2015

Lawyers defending former Dewey & LeBoeuf executives grilled the firm's former controller, Thomas Mullikin, on Thursday in an effort to prove that fraudulent accounting adjustments originated with him and his boss and that the firm's leaders were unaware of the scheme.

Ex-Dewey & LeBoeuf controller testifies about false records

Jun 10 2015

Dewey & LeBoeuf's former controller gave evidence on Wednesday in the trial against the bankrupt law firm's three indicted former executives, telling a New York court he participated in making false accounting entries to increase the firm's net income.

Prosecutors introduce emails about outsize pay packages in Dewey trial

Jun 10 2015

In the criminal trial against Dewey & LeBoeuf's former leaders, prosecutors introduced emails on Tuesday in an attempt to show that Dewey lied to its lenders on how it was spending money, while a banker from JPMorgan Chase testified that the bank had lost more than $10 million of the money it had lent to the firm.

Prosecutors introduce emails about outsize pay packages in Dewey trial

Jun 10 2015

In the criminal trial against Dewey & LeBoeuf's former leaders, prosecutors introduced emails on Tuesday in an attempt to show that Dewey lied to its lenders on how it was spending money, while a banker from JPMorgan Chase testified that the bank had lost more than $10 million of the money it had lent to the firm.

Fee request by three firms rejected after $70 mln settlement

Jun 08 2015

A Delaware chancellor rejected any award of attorneys' fees for three law firms that claimed they contributed substantially to a shareholder class action resulting in a $70 million settlement.

Legal sector sees another modest gain in job figures

Jun 05 2015

The legal sector added 300 jobs in May, marking another monthly boost in hiring in the industry, according to preliminary figures released Friday by the U.S. government.

2nd Circuit weighs constitutionality of N.Y. nonresident attorney office rule

Jun 04 2015

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday scrutinized a law that requires New York lawyers who do not live in state to maintain an office in New York, focusing on whether the physical-office requirement serves a legitimate purpose in the regulatory oversight of attorneys.

2nd Circuit considers nature of document review in Skadden OT case

May 29 2015

A U.S. appeals court on Friday considered the question of whether the routine document review work often performed by temporary contract lawyers actually constitutes the practice of law, and thus exempts those lawyers from the protections of a federal law that provides for overtime wages.

Opening statements start in U.S. criminal trial of ex-Dewey executives

May 26 2015

Nearly three years after the demise of law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf, a Manhattan prosecutor opened the criminal trial of three of the firm's former executives on Tuesday by accusing the trio of directing employees to make millions of dollars in bogus accounting entries to hide Dewey's deteriorating financial condition from investors and lenders.

Opening statements start in U.S. criminal trial of ex-Dewey executives

May 26 2015

Nearly three years after the demise of law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf, a Manhattan prosecutor opened the criminal trial of three of the firm's former executives on Tuesday by accusing the trio of directing employees to make millions of dollars in bogus accounting entries to hide Dewey's deteriorating financial condition from investors and lenders.

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