Donovan, Leisure, Newton & Irvine
|Founder||William J. Donovan|
Donovan, Leisure, Newton & Irvine was a white-shoe, New York-based law firm. It was founded in 1929 by General William "Wild Bill" Donovan, who was often referenced as the Father of the CIA. The firm dissolved in 1998. Its notable antitrust cases include a series of lawsuits involving American Cyanamid in the 1960s and Kodak. The firm closed its doors after "[a]bout 40 of the firm's 60 lawyers were hired . . . by Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, a large California law firm that [was] exanding aggressively in Manhattan." 
- Lloyd Blankfein, the current CEO and Chairman of Goldman Sachs.
- William Egan Colby, Director of Central Intelligence (1973–1976).
- Paul A. Crotty, a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
- Nelson Denis, author, film director, former member of the New York State Assembly
- Roderick M. Hills, a former chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission.
- Theodore S. Hope Jr., professor and co-author of many corporate law theories.
- Edward F. Cox, Chairman of the New York Republican State Committee.
- Petersen, Melody (20 April 1998). "Donovan, Leisure, Old-Line Law Firm, to Shut Its Doors". The New York Times.
- Egan, Jack (16 April 1978). "How Many Surprises Developed During the Kodak Case". The Washington Post.
- Melody Petersen, Donovan, Leisure, Old-Line Law Firm, to Shut Its Doors, New York Times, 20 April 1998
- Profile: Who is Lloyd Blankfein?
- Biography of William Egan Colby Archived April 4, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
- "Paul A. Crotty". Archived from the original on 2008-07-25. Retrieved 2008-05-04.
- Navarro, Mireya, (5/6/03), Smile, You're on Candidate Camera: With an Insider's Eye, a Film Skewers Harlem Politics, The New York Times, http://voteforme-themovie.com/articles/nytimes.pdf
- BUSINESS PEOPLE; A Former S.E.C. Chairman Gets Donovan, Leisure Post
- Wilkinson, John H. (1990). Donovan Leisure Newton & Irvine ADR Practice Book. Wiley Law Publications. ISBN 0-471-50687-7.
- Stewart, James B. (1983). The Partners: Inside America's Most Powerful Law Firms. New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0-671-42023-2.
- Hoffman, Paul (1973). Lions in the Street: The Inside Story of the Great Wall Street Law Firms. New York: Saturday Review Press. ISBN 0-841-50235-8.
- The New York Times. Donovan, Leisure, Old-Line Law Firm, to Shut Its Doors
- Donovan, Leisure, Newton and Irvine
- Books issued by the firm
- Consent of Donovan Leisure Newton & Irvine
- The New York Times
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