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Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 595
  • Gross Revenues: $688,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,155,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $2,310,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 0

Debevoise & Plimpton is a New York-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Debevoise & Plimpton has 595 attorneys and is the 65th largest firm in the United States.  With $688,000,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 42nd on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2013 Global 100 survey, Debevoise & Plimpton ranked as the 50th highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in CA, DC and NY.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 42 0 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 42 0 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 65 -4 Lawyer head count
The A-List 15 -7 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 32 -9 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 72 -31 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 16 7 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 87 -20 Summer programs

In the News

Bear Market Continues for Big Firms in Russia

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : December 19, 2014

Global 100 firms with a major presence in Russia have quietly pulled back from Moscow and St. Petersburg as the country's economy reels from a perfect storm of Western economic sanctions, the ruble's recent collapse and tumbling oil prices.

Consumer-Fraud Suit Over Vegan Mayonnaise Shelved

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : December 19, 2014

Weeks after consumer-products company Unilever made national headlines by suing an upstart company that makes vegan mayonnaise for alleged false labeling, the suit is history.

Unilever Drops False Ad Lawsuit Against Just Mayo

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : December 18, 2014

Unilever, the maker of Hellmann's Real Mayonnaise, abruptly dismissed its own false advertising suit against eggless mayonnaise upstart Just Mayo.

Broadcasters Pursue Aereo in Bankruptcy Tug-of-War

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : December 17, 2014

After driving online TV startup Aereo out of business, the broadcast networks are fighting to lift a hold on litigation stemming from the company's Chapter 11 filing so they can press their infringement claims and secure their pound of flesh.

Gibson Dunn, Kirkland Trade Blows; Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 14, 2014

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher grabbed a senior debt finance partner from Kirkland & Ellis in London, as the latter snatches Winston & Strawn's litigation chair in Chicago; Jones Day beefs up in Miami; Sidley Austin snags six from Loeb & Loeb; a half-dozen lawyers leave firms for in-house jobs and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Wintry Windfall: Cahill Rewards Associates With Bigger Bonuses

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : December 12, 2014

The Am Law 100's year-end associate bonus bonanza continued Friday as Cahill Gordon & Reindel once again blew past its competitors by rewarding its junior lawyers with a whopping wintry windfall ranging from $15,000 to $115,000.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : December 11, 2014

A roundup of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Asia Deal Digest: Dec. 11, 2014

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : December 11, 2014

*Skadden, Davis Polk advise on $619 million share sale by JD.com investors*MoFo, White & Case and Hunton & Williams on $4.4 billion Japan-led financing for LNG plant in Texas*Allen & Gledhill acts for Alibaba subsidiary on stake purchase in mobile security company V-Key

Debevoise, Paul Hastings on Billion-Dollar Solar Deal

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : December 10, 2014

Two solar subsidiaries of Korean conglomerate Hanwha Group are combining in an all-stock transaction.

Kirkland Poaches Winston & Strawn's Litigation Chair

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : December 10, 2014

In yet another high-profile lateral hire, Kirkland & Ellis has lured away trial lawyer James Hurst from Winston & Strawn, his professional home for 25 years.

Judge Mulls Sanctions Over Docs

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : December 08, 2014

When Toyota Motor Corp.'s attorneys learned this year that a former translator was posting thousands of internal documents related to its sudden-acceleration recalls on her blog, they rushed to court hoping a federal judge would intervene.

Tentative Sanctions Against Translator in Toyota Probes

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : December 03, 2014

A federal judge has tentatively sanctioned a former translator and subcontractor for Toyota who posted dozens of confidential documents relating to its sudden-acceleration recalls on her blog.

The Global Lawyer: A Pro Bono Playdate for Thanksgiving

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Litigation Daily : November 25, 2014

To get these babies together took lobbying the House minority leader, and melting the heart of ICE.

Asia Deal Digest: Nov. 20, 2014

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : November 20, 2014

*HSF leads $1.2 billion transfer of power assets within state-run China Huaneng Group*Allen & Overy, Ashurst on $2.8 billion financing of Indonesian natural gas project*Cleary Gottlieb, Paul Hastings on Samsung SDS's $1.1 billion IPO in Korea

HD SUPPLY: In-House Legal Work

Mary Welch : Daily Report : November 20, 2014

When HD Supply moved to its headquarters beside Cumberland Mall, the executive team located to the secure 17th floor—all except its senior vice president and general counsel Ricardo Nuñez. He opted to have his office on the 14th floor with the rest of his team.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : November 17, 2014

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Unilever Faces Blowback in Mayonnaise False Ad War

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : November 17, 2014

Evidence that Unilever altered its website to buttress false advertising claims against Just Mayo provoked a new round of bad press—and possibly ammunition for Boies Schiller to fight the company's preliminary injunction bid.

Freshfields Helps Hachette Strike Deal With Amazon

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : November 14, 2014

After months of sparring, Hachette Book Group and Amazon.com agreed Thursday to let the New York-based publisher set its own prices for e-books. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer represented Hachette, while Amazon handled the matter in-house.

Toyota Presses For Sanctions Over Confidential Discovery Docs

Amaris Elliott-Engel : The National Law Journal : November 13, 2014

Even though a translator who allegedly leaked confidential discovery documents from litigation against Toyota Motor Corp. says she has removed those materials from the public domain, the carmaker says she should still face civil sanctions.

Military Class Objectors Insist They Weren't Ripped Off

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : November 12, 2014

In an uncommon twist, more than half the objectors to a pending class action settlement aren't complaining that class members would get too little in the $39 million deal with Prudential Insurance Co., or that the plaintiffs' attorneys would get too much.

Boies Schiller, Debevoise Square Off in Mayo False Ad Fight

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : November 11, 2014

Boies Schiller's Josh Schiller says Unilever's false advertising suit against the maker of Just Mayo is nothing more than "a transparent attempt" to drive away competition from best-selling mayonnaise brands Hellmann's and Best Foods.

Covington Nabs MoFo Financial Services Pro, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 09, 2014

Covington & Burling picks up a leading consumer financial services lawyer from Morrison & Foerster, a firm that recently saw a technology transactions partner join the NBA; Gibson Dunn makes a government hire after election season; two more firms raid Bingham; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Debevoise Recruits HSF Asia Managing Partner

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : November 07, 2014

Disputes lawyer Mark Johnson will retire to join the New York firm in Hong Kong.

Suit Claims Vegan Mayonnaise Not The Genuine Article

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : November 07, 2014

Multinational consumer goods maker Unilever has filed suit in federal court in Newark, N.J. against an upstart maker of vegan mayonnaise, claiming its condiment is falsely labeled because it contains no eggs.

Expert Ordered to Comply In Toyota Lawsuit Leak Probe

Amaris Elliott-Engel : The National Law Journal : November 04, 2014

A federal judge has ordered a plaintiffs expert in the litigation over Toyota's sudden-acceleration defect to comply with a demand to explain how confidential discovery materials were leaked into the public domain.

Going Above & Beyond

: New York Law Journal : November 04, 2014

Sanctuary for Families last week presented the organization's 12th annual Above & Beyond Awards for Excellence in Pro Bono Advocacy.

Malaysia Won $1.2B Arbitration Against Singapore

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : November 03, 2014

The Southeast Asian neighbors both agreed to accept the decision and proceed with the development delayed for 20 years.

Translator Refutes Toyota's Contempt Motion in Leaks

Amaris Elliott-Engel : The National Law Journal : October 29, 2014

A translator who allegedly leaked confidential discovery documents from litigation against Toyota Motor Corp. says she should not be found in contempt because she has removed all those materials from the public view.

Special Report: Big Law's Reality Check

Aric Press : The American Lawyer : October 29, 2014

Amid generally flat revenue but rising partner profits, four fundamental changes are roiling the legal marketplace. Is your firm prepared?

Marketplace

Monica Paquette : New York Law Journal : October 29, 2014

Schulte Roth & Zabel has made a continued commitment to 919 Third Ave., signing a large renewal with SL Green Realty Corp.