Second Dewey partner quits for KPMG

A Dewey & LeBoeuf New York tax partner has followed in former London chief Fred Gander’s footsteps, leaving the firm for KPMG.

Hershel Wein, a tax partner in Dewey’s New York office, has become the latest partner to defect, landing a role at KPMG.

News of Wein’s departure comes the same day it emerged that London tax partner Fred Gander, who led legacy firm Dewey Ballentine’s London office before its 2007 merger with LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae, has also left to join KPMG (24 April 2012).

As The Lawyer reported last week, the US firm is looking at restructuring ahead of a possible takeover or a closing down of its international network (19 April 2012).