Donovan, Leisure, Newton & Irvine

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Donovan Leisure Newton & Irvine was a white-shoe, New York-based law firm. It was founded in 1929 by General William "Wild Bill" Donovan, often called 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 rocked by a scandal involving a senior partner, Mahlon Perkins (son of the US diplomat Mahlon Fay Perkins), who concealed documents from an adversary in a major antitrust case.[1]

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  1. ^ David Margolick, The Long Road Back for a Disgraced Patrician, New York Times, 19 January 1990
  2. ^ J. Truman Bidwell, Jr.
  3. ^ Profile: Who is Lloyd Blankfein?
  4. ^ Biography of William Egan Colby Archived April 4, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Paul A. Crotty
  6. ^ 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,
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-10-05. Retrieved 2013-10-04. 
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  9. ^ BUSINESS PEOPLE; A Former S.E.C. Chairman Gets Donovan, Leisure Post

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