Emerging Lessons

  Beginning to emerge are lessons from the implosion of Dewey. I’ve believed, and written, for some time that the root causes of the failure, which is massive, spectacular, tragic, and utterly unnecessary, were self-inflicted:  Unintentional suicide by drug...

Dewey II

The reaction to my last column on the developments at Dewey has been as strong as to any piece I can remember writing in the near-decade Adam Smith, Esq. has been around.   But for those of you who may be feeling overdosed on Dewey coverage, events are not letting the...

Dewey: 1909—??

Two firms have this week received far more press attention than, one suspects, they counted on or quite know how to cope with:  Our own industry’s Dewey LeBoeuf, and of course the iconic (good and bad sense) Goldman Sachs. Goldman Let’s take Goldman...

Making M&A Actually Work

Lots of ink has been spilled lately about how M&A activity in the legal sector has picked up. Let’s stipulate that’s true.  I for one believe it to be the case, and have been involved in more conversations along those lines in the last several...

Making M&A Actually Work

Lots of ink has been spilled lately about how M&A activity in the legal sector has picked up. Let’s stipulate that’s true.  I for one believe it to be the case, and have been involved in more conversations along those lines in the last several...
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