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Dewey's Sharp hits out at stricken firm's US management

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  • ^ haha, simple but effective

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  • It all started going wrong from the day Peter Sharp joined LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae - one bad egg......

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  • What sort of due diligence did White & Case do on Mort Pierce? Did they look beyond his claim to bill 10,000 hours pa?

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  • Just to give you a bit more insight into this guys involvement and business acumen.
    A few months ago he suggested turning one of the empty floors at Stalag Minster Court into a coffee bar! I mean come on.
    London also quite recently (1 yr ago) signed new leases on all floors. Shocking bearing in mind the financial indicators available (that were ignored by all).

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  • So yesterday afternoon they called all the employees together in London and sacked everyone but a small team needed to wind things up. The London office is in administration, and the US firm is in Chapter 11. And where is Peter Sharp? Leading from the shore, with a healthy paycheck from Morgan Lewis. Thanks, Peter.

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  • This is going to be truly horrific for the partners. Overdrawn current accounts leading to recovery action with a liquidator looking at every conceivable avenue available to him.
    BDO do of course already have a blueprint following their involvement with Halliwells and will have learnt from this.

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  • While it is very easy to make a scapegoat of Peter Sharp, he was not responsible for the demise of Dewey. If you have to point the finger try New York. Peter Sharp was not a member of the Executive Committee whereas other London partners were. London was a well managed office, but given its ties to New York, unable to extract itself from the carnage. Yes Peter Sharp left but he took other partners, associates and support staff with him and since leaving has also found homes within his new firm for other support staff, haven’t seen any other ex D&L partner doing the same. If they did some more of us might have jobs to go to.

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  • To 29-May-201 @ 11:52 - Hi Peter! Or is that your mum?
    If Peter wasn't on the Executive Committee, then why did he attend every meeting? He certainly was a de facto member at the least.

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  • Could Peter or his puppet tell us how many 'partners, associates and support staff' he took with him and how that works? Other partners blindly following him?
    Seems unlikely.

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  • Peter's hands were tied by what happened in New York and he did his best to try and prevent this from happening. No doubt he feels terrible for what has happened but is not solely to blame.

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