Dewey's Executive Director Scored A $600K Bonus Three Months Before The Firm's Collapse

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Now that the once-powerful law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf is bankrupt, we’re learning details on exactly how much its top managers earned as they steered the firm toward certain destruction.In its last year, Dewey paid its executive director Stephen DiCarmine and its chief financial officer Joel Sanders a total of $2.9 million, Above the Law reported Wednesday.

DiCarmine even received a $600,000 bonus on Feb. 29 of this year, according to this pay schedule posted by Above the Law.

Just three months later, Dewey filed for bankruptcy amid reports of crushing debt. The firm blamed its demise on the economy and pay packages it handed to star lawyers.

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