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A year and a half after Dewey & LeBoeuf’s collapse and descent into bankruptcy, longtime firm chair Steven Davis has been hired by the government of Ras al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates to serve as its top in-house legal adviser.

Davis, an energy lawyer who led Dewey predecessor firm LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae for four years and then occupied the same role at Dewey & LeBoeuf from its creation in 2007 until weeks before it filed for Chapter 11 protection in May 2012, is the last member of the Dewey management team to restart his career.

News of Davis’ new job was first reported Tuesday by The Wall Street Journal, which cited an internal government memo dated Dec. 8, 2013, that said Ras al Khaimah’s ruler, Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, had appointed the former Dewey chair as the emirate’s chief legal officer. In that position, Davis will be responsible for creating and overseeing a legal affairs division within the government’s investment and development office, according to the Journal.

A public relations representative for Davis, Brandy Bergman, confirmed the substance of the Journal story but declined further comment when contacted by The Am Law Daily.

In taking the job, Davis will relocate from New York—where he was based throughout his time at both LeBoeuf Lamb and then Dewey—to an arid emirate that sits in the northern reaches of the UAE. Ras al Khaimah— which is home to less than 250,000 people—does not produce oil like wealthy neighbors Dubai and Abu Dhabi, and depends instead on such industries as real estate, cement production and tourism.

Even before Dewey’s bankruptcy filing, Davis had begun to attract much of the blame for what ultimately became the largest law firm failure in U.S. history.

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