Defense Lawyer Seeks to Distance Dewey Ex-Chairman from Accusations

A key prosecution witness in the Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP trial said Monday that he never discussed improper accounting practices with Dewey’s former chairman, Steven Davis, one of three defendants accused by the Manhattan district attorney’s office of orchestrating a financial fraud at the now-defunct law firm

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Attention on Dewey Trial Spans Globe

As Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP collapsed in 2012, Bruno Gattai was the head of the Italian practice, managing 18 partners and about 100 other lawyers and staff split between offices in Rome and Milan. Now head of Milan-based Gattai, Minoli, Agostinelli & Partners — a much smaller law firm specializing in private equity M&A — he is following from afar the trial taking place in Manhattan against Dewey’s ex-chief financial officer Joel Sanders, ex-chairman Steven Davis, and former executive director Stephen DiCarmine

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