Dewey & LeBouef filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. According to the press release, the firm "does not anticipate a return to business but rather a managed wind-down of affairs, followed by a liquidation." That much was immediately clear, with a host of attorneys jumping ship from the more than 100-year-old firm, which had more than 1,000 attorneys at the time of the filing.
SNR Denton hired Sally Teng in Washington, D.C.
DLA Piper had a busy month, hiring six former Dewey & LeBoeuf partners, an Arnold & Porter partner, and a Latham & Watkins partner. The firm also hired new lawyers in Paris, Dubai, and New York. It also announced new group heads for eight different practice areas.
Baker Botts hired three Dewey partners in New York City and Houston.
Foley & Lardner hired securities litigator Christopher Cutler.
Schulte Roth & Zabel hired two partners in London.
Covington & Burling announced Louise Nash & Christopher Walter will manage its London office.
Garvey Schubert Barer hired Monica Langfeldt in Seattle.
Burns White hired five associates in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
McCarter & English hired patent litigator Thomas Stevens in Wilmington, Del.
Paul Hastings hired antitrust lawyer MJ Moltenbrey in Washington, D.C.
Hogan Lovells hired Christine Bloomquist in Washington, D.C.
Fragomen hired Lawrence Bastone in Boston.