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6 More Dewey & LeBoeuf Partners Plan to Exit, Including Insurance Practice Leaders


Six more partners of Dewey & LeBoeuf have announced their planned exit.

They include James Dwyer, who is in charge of the firm’s Chicago office; John Pruitt and Cynthia Shoss, who jointly run the firm’s insurance regulatory department; Jeffrey Mace, who oversees the Lloyd’s of London practice; and two tax partners, Linda Sciuto and Bruce Wright, reports the Wall Street Journal (sub. req.).

A Dewey spokesman said they are joining Sutherland Asbill & Brennan; however, Mark Wasserman, who heads the Sutherland firm, declined to comment.

The DealBook blog of the New York Times says all six have practices related to insurance regulation.

“These additional departures, while regrettable, we do not believe will change the conclusion that the firm is poised to have a very good economic year,” spokesman Angelo Kakolyris of Dewey told Dealbook. “We have a strong and deep bench as is evidenced by the results our professionals are producing for our clients and the firm.”

As detailed in earlier ABAJournal.com posts, 30 other partners, including a number of practice leaders, left the firm earlier in 2012. Dewey has roughly 1,100 attorneys and 300 partners.

Earlier coverage:

ABAJournal.com: “12 Partners Exit Dewey LeBoeuf for Willkie Farr, Including 3 Practice Group Leaders”

ABAJournal.com: “Dewey Statement Hits Financial ‘Mischaracterizations’; WSJ Reports Delayed Bonuses”

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