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The dubious case of global law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf

LAW AND ORDER: Mr Lauro said that most such cases are better left to the US Securities and Exchange Commission, which can pursue civil remedies.

New York

THE names Enron and WorldCom are synonymous with accounting fraud and an era in which top executives turned to desperate measures to inflate company earnings, mislead investors, prop up share prices and supercharge their already exorbitant compensation.

Surprisingly, the