Make Wiser Lateral Moves

Dewey's demise serves as cautionary tale for attorneys considering a new firm.

, New York Law Journal


Lawrence N. Mullman, a partner at global legal search firm Major, Lindsey & Africa, writes that Dewey & LeBoeuf had many outstanding successes, and employed scores of legendary attorneys, but did not contemplate carefully enough the potentially negative aspects of some of its practices and ended up taking many of those practices to unprecedented extremes. They were no longer functioning in the world of "standard operating procedure." They had crossed over into the world of excess, thereby providing the rest of us with some very important lessons.

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