Before filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday in New York, Dewey & LeBoeuf ended its lobbying contracts in Washington.
The New York Times reports that the former powerhouse has whittled its operations to a skeleton crew overseeing liquidation.
At its peak, the firm employed 1,400 lawyers. In 2009, it brought in $3.4 million in lobby fees. The total decreased last year to $2.4 million.
Its biggest client, Lloyds of London, worked almost exclusively with Dewey & LeBoeuf. The insurance company’s lobby tab with the firm totaled $1.2 million last year.
Here are the client contracts terminated this month:
|Aegis Insurance Services||5/23/2012|
|ASML Netherlands B.V.||5/15/2012|
|Dutch Association of Insurers||5/24/2012|
|Fidelity National Financial Inc||5/24/2012|
|International Underwriting Association||5/24/2012|
|Lloyd’s of London||5/24/2012|
|National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts||5/24/2012|
|Semiconductor Industry Association||5/15/2012|
|Trans-Elect Development Company LLC||5/24/2012|
None of the above clients has registered with a new firm in the past three months.
Dewey & LeBoeuf had six registered lobbyists at the end of last year:
- Paul A. Howard II
- Thomas R. Howell
- L. Charles Landgraf
- Dana M. Marshall
- W. Clark McFadden II
- Alan W. Wolff
None have yet registered to lobby with another firm.
However, LegalTimes reports that Howard and Landgraf have gone to Arnold & Porter, and Howell and Wolff have moved to McKenna Long & Aldridge.