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Many Dewey Lawyers Still Firm Hopping

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April 1, 2015

About one-third of the 300 former Dewey & LeBoeuf partners—who were forced to hastily secure new jobs when that firm went bankrupt—have relocated yet again to other law jobs. A former Dewey lawyerwho has changed jobs told BloombergBNA that the sudden collapse of Dewey in May 2012 led to some poor decision-making in the job search process. “Everyone had a gun to their head, and you had to do something,” the former partner said. However, Robin Miller, a headhunter in Manhattan, noted that three to five years has become the standard amount of time lawyers spend at the largest U.S. firms, so maybe what’s going on here is not so unusual.

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