Ex-Dewey finance chief urges London partners to team up for US defence

Dewey & LeBoeuf’s former finance chief Bruce Johnston has called on former members of the defunct firm’s UK partnership to group together and instruct US bankruptcy counsel to assess their personal liability in the firmwide bankruptcy. Johnston, who was part of the City crisis committee charged with winding down the UK limited liability partnership (LLP) in early May, has urged 22 former Dewey London partners to jointly instruct US bankruptcy counsel to establish whether they should take part in the firmwide bankruptcy settlement put forward last week (19 June).

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