Speculation has swirled in the legal community in recent weeks about who’s likely to appear to testify in the criminal trial stemming from the collapse of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP. As jury selection begins Monday
in the case, some answers are beginning to emerge.
An extensive list
of 226 people connected to Dewey is included in forms given to potential jurors, listing everyone from Dewey’s top former partners to journalists who covered the now-defunct law firm. Not everyone on the list, however, is a potential witness. Some are “names that may be mentioned,” according to the document, and are being used during jury selection to help ensure no one picked as a juror has a connection to the case.
The trial pits the Manhattan district attorney’s office against three former Dewey leaders– chairman Steven Davis, executive director Stephen DiCarmine, and chief financial officer Joel Sanders—who are accused of using fraudulent accounting techniques to make the firm look like it was doing better than it was. The three have denied wrongdoing.