Dewey & LeBoeuf Vice Chairman Ralph Ferrara and three of his colleagues are heading to Proskauer Rose, the firm announced on Monday. It's the latest of a long series of recent defections from lawyers with the close-to-defunct firm.
It's also a major gain for Proskauer. Ferrara is considered one of the country's top securities lawyers.
Ferrara and Ann Ashton, a leader of Dewey’s securities, M&A and corporate governance litigation practice, will join Proskauer’s Washington office as partners. Jonathan Richman, who also helped lead Dewey’s securities, M&A and corporate governance litigation practice, and Tanya Dmitronow, a partner in the firm’s litigation department, will come to Proskauer’s New York headquarters as partners.