NEW YORK, NY (SEPTEMBER 26, 2007) – LAWFUEL – The Legal Newswire – Dewey Ballantine LLP (“Dewey Ballantine”) and LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae LLP (“LeBoeuf Lamb”) announced today that both partnerships have overwhelmingly approved the combination of the two firms. The two firms will begin operating as Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP (“Dewey & LeBoeuf”) effective October 1, 2007.
The merger will result in a firm with more than 1,300 attorneys in 12 countries. Dewey & LeBoeuf will be headquartered in New York City, and will be led by Chairman Steven H. Davis and an Executive Committee with equal representation from Dewey Ballantine and LeBoeuf Lamb.
“This is an historic day for our two firms, as together we will become one of the premier New York law firms with extensive global reach,” said LeBoeuf Lamb’s Chairman, Steven H. Davis. “The widespread support we have received from our partners, associates, staff and clients throughout the merger process has been crucial in making this combination a success. We are excited about our future and look forward to capitalizing on the enhanced quality, scale and scope of Dewey & LeBoeuf to deliver a powerful array of offerings and resources to our clients worldwide.”
About Dewey Ballantine
Dewey Ballantine LLP, founded in 1909, is an international law firm with over 550 lawyers located in the United States (New York, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, East Palo Alto, Houston, Austin, Charlotte), United Kingdom (London), Germany (Frankfurt), Italy (Milan, Rome), Poland (Warsaw), and China (Beijing). Through its network of offices, the firm handles some of the largest, most complex corporate transactions, litigation and tax matters in areas such as M&A, private equity, project finance, corporate finance, corporate reorganization and bankruptcy, antitrust, intellectual property, sports law, structured finance and international trade. Industry specializations include energy and utilities, healthcare, insurance, financial services, media, consumer and industrial goods, consumer electronics, technology, telecommunications and transportation.
About LeBoeuf Lamb
LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae LLP, founded in 1929, is an international law firm with over 700 lawyers located in the United States (New York, Washington, D.C., Albany, Boston, Chicago, Hartford, Houston, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, and San Francisco), United Kingdom (London), Belgium (Brussels), China (Beijing and Hong Kong), France (Paris), Kazakhstan (Almaty), Russia (Moscow), South Africa (Johannesburg), and Saudi Arabia (Riyadh). The firm’s experience in the energy, utilities, and insurance industries has brought it to leading positions in the corporate and financial services, bankruptcy, and litigation practice worldwide. LeBoeuf Lamb represents a diverse range of clients within areas such as banking, finance, insurance, energy, telecommunications, e-commerce, transportation, manufacturing, real estate, and entertainment, as well as trade associations and government agencies.