But the criminal trial of three former Dewey & LeBoeuf leaders, to start in April, promises special kind of drama. That's because the world will get to peek under the hood at power, influence and wealth in BigLaw. It is expected to last four to six months.
The defendants are Steven Davis, Stephen DiCarmine and Joel Sanders. Here is the coverage by Sara Randazzo in The Wall Street Journal.
Ever since the seriousness of the financial distress at Dewey & LeBoeuf surfaced, there has been enormous interest by myriad constituencies. Those range from other major law firms to the media.
On October 14, 2013, James B. Stewart published an article in The New Yorker about, as the subtitle shouted, "How a top legal firm destroyed itself." The title was "The Collapse." It was a page-turner. And as the trial date draws near some will re-read it. Others will be told about it and dive in. Here is that comprehensive analysis of the many things which Stewart fingers as what he views as contributing to the end of an iconic institution.
During the actual four to six months of the trial, many more brilliant journalists and bloggers - business, public relations and legal - will be publishing on everything from the dynamics of The Collapse to the seeming values of the three main players. Unfortunately the late courtroom journalist Dominick Dunne won't be covering it for a glossy like Vanity Fair.