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 was ruined by a scandal due to a senior partner, Mahlon F. Perkins Jr., (son of the US diplomat Mahlon Fay Perkins), having concealed documents from an adversary in a major antitrust case.
- 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 Antonio 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.
- 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.
- Petersen, Melody (20 April 1998). "Donovan, Leisure, Old-Line Law Firm, to Shut Its Doors". The New York Times.
- David Margolick, The Long Road Back for a Disgraced Patrician, New York Times, 19 January 1990
- 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
- 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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