Dewey & LeBoeuf, the firm that’s been beset with departures since the start of the year, has lost another partner to Mayer Brown’s New York office.
Richard B. Spitzer, a corporate finance partner whose practice focused largely on the insurance industry, started at Mayer Brown on Wednesday, according to the firm. Spitzer (William & Mary, Georgetown Law) is the third Dewey partner in recent days to decamp to Mayer Brown.
Last week, the head of Dewey’s structured finance practice, Stephen Rooney, and the co-head of the global insurance practice, James Woods, both moved to Mayer Brown. Click here and here for LB posts on those moves.
A Dewey spokesman declined to comment. The firm has repeatedly said it expected several partners to leave in the wake of a broad firmwide restructuring that has included layoffs of lawyers and support staff and a readjustment of the firm’s compensation scheme.
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