Ex-Dewey partner sues firm's former leadership for fraud and deceit
Former Dewey & LeBoeuf partner Henry Bunsow has accused the firm's leadership - including former chairman Steven Davis - of committing fraud by lying about the true state of the now-bankrupt firm's finances, reports The Am Law Daily. In a 14-page lawsuit filed in San Francisco Superior Court, patent litigator Bunsow claims that Davis and other former Dewey leaders engaged in a years-long pattern of deceit aimed at portraying the firm as stronger financially than it actually was in order to pursue a lateral hiring spree that the complaint likens to "running a Ponzi scheme."
Former Dewey & LeBoeuf partner Henry Bunsow has accused the firm’s leadership – including former chairman Steven Davis – of committing fraud by lying about the true state of the now-bankrupt firm’s finances, reports The Am Law Daily.
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