I believe an immense sense of, actually, that I owe some of these other people an apology. On the finish of the day, it was once my duty. I’ve to just accept that and I’ve to reside with it.
— Steven Davis, the previous chairman of Dewey & LeBoeuf, discussing the company’s downfall in a brief documentary produced via Bloomberg Regulation. Created by the use of the 2007 merger of Dewey Ballantine and LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, the mega company declared chapter simply 5 years later. “I believe in its temporary life, the company did some excellent issues,” he mentioned. “However it’s a fact that each one that has disappeared within the chaos and turmoil that resulted from the chapter.” Talking for the primary time on digicam in regards to the Biglaw company’s fall from grace, Davis, who was once introduced up on felony fees after the company toppled, referred to as the prosecution “completely irrelevant and useless.” He now lives in London the place he does litigation finance consulting and mentioned the reputational injury he’s persisted is “frankly irreparable.” Take a look at the documentary underneath.
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