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  • THE DEWEY DIASPORA

    DEWEY

    “Dewey’s wind-down is actually happening. There really is no such thing as an unsinkable ship.”
    This tweet about the demise of Dewey & LeBoeuf recalls RMS Titanic: widely billed as unsinkable, the world’s largest passenger ship sank en route to New York with the loss of more than 1,500 lives. In reporting the disaster, the New York Times (NYT) headlined on 20 April 1912: “Lifeboats launched only half full.”
    A century later, the same newspaper headlined on 20 April 2012: “Dewey & LeBoeuf said to consider prepackaged bankruptcy.” The world’s largest law firm collapse had begun.