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  • Ex-Dewey finance director admits accounting was false Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 4:02 PM ET

    Dewey& LeBoeuf's former chairman Steven Davis, 60, executive director Stephen DiCarmine, 57, chief financial officer Joel Sanders, 55, and client relations manager Zachary Warren, 29, were all criminally charged March 6 for the alleged use of accounting gimmicks and fraud to cheat banks and investors in a failed attempt to keep the law firm alive.

  • NEW YORK, March 25- Malaysian Airlines and Boeing Co are facing a potential lawsuit over the Beijing- bound flight that disappeared more than two weeks ago with 239 people on board, according to a law firm representing passengers' families.

  • The lawsuit, pending in Los Angeles federal district court, was filed by NML Capital, a unit of billionaire hedge fund manager Paul Singer's Elliott Management Corp, as part of a long-running series of court battles over Argentina's $100 billion default.

  • Patton Boggs leaders projected that any deal would take place before the end of April, two of the sources said. Patton Boggs managing partner Edward Newberry did not respond to a request for comment.

  • NEW YORK, March 21- A federal judge on Friday gave final approval to JPMorgan Chase& Co's $218 million settlement to resolve class-action litigation accusing the largest U.S. bank of playing a central role in the huge Ponzi scheme of former client Bernard Madoff.

  • The SEC has accused the Wyly brothers of using offshore trusts to hide stock sales in four companies closely tied to them. The accord marked the seventh time that the SEC has obtained an admission of wrongdoing from a defendant as part of a new settlement policy unveiled in June 2013 by SEC Chair Mary Jo White.

  • March 19- A Morgan Stanley stockbroker and a clerk at a prestigious New York law firm were charged with insider trading in corporate mergers, in an alleged four-year scheme involving a middleman who would chew up napkins on which he passed illegal tips.

  • March 19- A Morgan Stanley stockbroker and a clerk at a major New York law firm were charged with insider trading in corporate mergers, in an alleged four-year scheme involving a middleman who would chew up napkins on which he passed illegal tips.

  • March 19- U.S. prosecutors on Wednesday charged a Morgan Stanley stockbroker and an employee at a prominent New York law firm with insider trading in more than one dozen mergers and corporate transactions, resulting in more than $5.6 million of illegal profit.

  • Lawyers ply the Internet to score clients for GM lawsuits Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK, March 19- General Motors may face lawsuits for millions of dollars over its recall of 1.6 million cars, but first lawyers have to find clients if they hope to get a foot in the courthouse door.

  • WASHINGTON, March 17- A top U.S. audit regulator is sounding the alarm over what she fears may be a false stamp of approval that some accounting firms are using as they market themselves to potential clients.

  • WASHINGTON, March 17- A top U.S. audit regulator is sounding the alarm over what she fears may be a false stamp of approval that some accounting firms are using as they market themselves to potential clients.

  • E-commerce revolution drives European retail IPO rush Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 10:34 AM ET

    *Germany's Zalando, France's Cdiscount still to decide on IPO. "There is definitely a degree of optimism that hasn't been seen for some time," said Kate Ball-Dodd, a partner at law firm Mayer Brown who advises companies listing in London.

  • NEW YORK, March 12- A former partner at Grant Thornton was sentenced to 4-1/ 2 years in prison on Wednesday for stealing nearly $4 million from the accounting firm. District Judge Kevin Castel in Manhattan said such a sentence would send the wrong message, saying punishment was needed in a case characterized by Haber's "greed."

  • TOKYO, March 12- Two months before Mt. New York resident Marko Simovic filed a civil action at the Tokyo District Court on Dec. 24, seeking to recover $105,000 he had on deposit at Mt. Gox dodged repeated requests to withdraw funds from his account, which as of July 1 was credited with $935,000 in cash.

  • DETROIT, March 10- General Motors Co on Monday said it had hired two outside law firms to probe the company's response to ignition-switch problems on cars that have been linked to 13 deaths, but both firms have done business with GM, raising questions of conflict of interest.

  • DETROIT, March 10- General Motors Co said on Monday that the team conducting a probe of the company's handling of an ignition switch recall linked to 13 deaths includes attorneys from both inside and outside the No. 1 U.S. automaker.

  • March 9- A U.S. judge overseeing litigation accusing Goldman Sachs Group Inc, JPMorgan Chase& Co, their warehousing businesses and the London Metal Exchange of conspiring to reduce the supply and increase the price of aluminum will allow for now three groups of plaintiffs to pursue separate lawsuits.

  • "You always do in the last hours," the law firm's executive director Stephen DiCarmine replied to the Dec. 29, 2008 email from chief financial officer Joel Sanders, according to investigators.

  • Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr described the former executives of "concocting and overseeing a massive effort to cook the books" at the law firm.