In current times, we are becoming more familiar with law firms imploding, collapsing and even going bankrupt, literally. Wall Street Journal and it’s reporter, Jennifer Smith, seem to be taking a great deal of pleasure in highlighting and repeatedly featuring the sad demise of the Dewey law firm.
Dewey highlights the unfortunate interplay of bad luck (the unexpected change in the general economy) and poor management (failure to anticipate alternative scenarios). One or two articles with new information would be illustrative; howevwe, the Journal seems to relish in "kicking the dog while down."
In the future, the Journal might do an article about how a firm in Dewey’s position might avoid collapse. Would that be too much to expect?