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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 2012 Global 100 survey, Debevoise & Plimpton ranked as the 50th highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in DC, London, NY and Paris.

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

Geithner's Lawyer Defends Redactions in S&P Litigation

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : August 27, 2014

Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is fighting a request by Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC to turn over unpublished notes from his memoir that he considers to be “private, confidential, or sensitive materials.”

Greenberg's $25B Case Against U.S. Set for Trial

Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : August 27, 2014

Decade-Old Battle Over Stoli Trademark Continues

Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : August 26, 2014

With its plot twists and sheer length, the decade-old battle for the Stolichnaya vodka trademark is starting to resemble a Russian novel.

No Presumption of Irreparable Harm for Lanham Act Plaintiffs

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : August 26, 2014

Lanham Act plaintiffs seeking preliminary injunctive relief are not entitled to a presumption of irreparable harm, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit held Aug. 26.

Debevoise, Latham Tapped for Amazon's Twitch Purchase

Alexandra Wilson : The Am Law Daily : August 26, 2014

The e-commerce giant will pay $970 million cash for San Francisco-based Twitch Interactive Inc., a videogame streaming company that attracted about 55 million unique users last month.

The Churn: Simpson Thacher Raids Weil in London, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 22, 2014

Weil, Gotshal & Manges debt capital markets partner Gil Strauss has decamped for Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in London; Bank of America adds an Akin Gump partner; a Debevoise & Plimpton partner joins the U.S. State Department; and more notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.


Monica Paquette : New York Law Journal : August 20, 2014

Ballard Spahr Stillman & Friedman will be moving its office to 919 Third Ave. Also, SoHo Properties Inc. has recently acquired 49-51 Park Place, the location of a proposed Islamic cultural center and mosque in Lower Manhattan.

Inside Gibson Dunn's Winning Chevron Strategy

Michael D. Goldhaber : The American Lawyer : August 20, 2014

Through dogged detective work, the oil giant's lawyers pieced together the clues that pointed to fraud in an Ecuadorean court.

S&P Expands Demands for DOJ, Treasury Department Records

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : August 19, 2014

Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC is demanding that the Justice Department and former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner turn over more documents, including communications with President Barack Obama, in the U.S. government's $5 billion lawsuit against the ratings agency.

Top Tax Lawyers Mum on Inversion Debate

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : August 12, 2014

More than a decade ago, when corporate inversions came under scrutiny, a group of leading New York tax lawyers—headed by a Paul Weiss partner and including partners from Skadden, Sullivan & Cromwell, and Cravath—took a principled stand and called for urgent action to stop these deals. Twelve years later, a new wave of inversions has sparked controversy and calls for reform. This time the corporate tax bar's lawyers are silent.

Prudential to Settle Class Action Over Veterans' Death Benefits

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : August 07, 2014

Prudential Insurance Co. has agreed to donate more than $20 million to veterans' charities, and pay $8 million to survivors of veterans and service members who died, to settle a class action that alleged the insurance giant profited by not paying lump sum death benefits to the families.

The Careerist: Top 50 Mommy Firms

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : August 06, 2014

A look at the subtext behind Working Woman magazine's "50 best firms for women."

People in the News - Aug. 6, 2014 - Ex-Assistant U.S. Attorney Leverett Joins Pepper Hamilton

: The Legal Intelligencer : August 06, 2014

Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Neuman "Larry" Leverett joined Pepper Hamilton as a partner in the white-collar litigation and investigations practice group, resident in the firm's Philadelphia office.

Cooley Takes on New Shanghai Partner

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : August 04, 2014

Former Shearman & Sterling Hong Kong counsel Pang Lee has joined the firm's investment funds group.

Summer Heats Up With Media Deals

MP McQueen and Pia Sarkar : The Am Law Daily : August 04, 2014

Am Law 100 firms were involved in a number of big media transactions in recent weeks, including the Tribune Media Company's spinoff of its publishing company; E.W. Scripps and Journal Communications' merger and spinoff of digital, broadcast and print operations; and A.H. Belo's sale of The Providence Journal.

August Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : August 01, 2014

Fangda Partners' Road to Beijing

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : July 28, 2014

Despite being rooted outside China's largest legal market, the Shanghai-based firm has managed to develop a strong reputation for cross-border work and land big-name clients such as Alibaba.

Cost Recovery Bedevils Law Librarians, Survey Finds

Alan Cohen : The American Lawyer : July 24, 2014

Firms may soon be forced to throw in the towel on recouping online research costs, our annual librarians survey suggests.

Recognition for Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : July 18, 2014

The Managing Attorneys and Clerks Association Inc. has elected Maura McLoughlin as the association's next president; JAMS neutral Ariel Belen has received the 2014 Kobak Award; the Westchester Women's Bar Association has installed as its 22nd president Lucia Chiocchio, and other news.

Skadden Leads on Banking, Candy Deals

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

After outpacing the Am Law 100 pack for transactional work during the first half of 2014, Skadden has stepped up its game in the third quarter by advising Brazil's BTG Pactual Group on its $1.7 billion buy of Italian insurer Generali's Swiss private bank as well as Swiss chocolate maker Lindt & Sprungli on its purchase of Russell Stover Candies for a reported $1.4 billion. Skadden also recently advised on an agreement to save struggling retailer American Apparel.

The American Lawyer Chooses 2014 Global Legal Award Winners

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Am Law Daily : July 10, 2014

The American Lawyer unveils the 36 winners of its second annual Global Legal Awards. Four grand prizewinners—in Global M&A, Global Finance, Global Disputes and Global Citizenship—will be announced at the awards dinner on Sept. 15 at Gotham Hall in New York City.

Davis Polk's Big Bet in Hong Kong

Anthony Lin : The Asian Lawyer : July 07, 2014

The Wall Street firm has assembled a dream team, with an eye on China's rising corporate elite. Is the market ready?

Can't Buy Them Love

Katelyn Polantz : Corporate Counsel : July 01, 2014

Washington firms were far behind the richest firms in profits per partner.

Canadian Deals

: Corporate Counsel : July 01, 2014

The Bribery Act In Action

Mary Ellen Egan : Focus Europe : July 01, 2014

Three years after much-heralded changes to the United Kingdom's Bribery Act took effect, the U.K. government has secured just three convictions under the revised act.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : June 30, 2014

AT&T/DirecTV; Alibaba IPO; Valeant / Allergan

The Careerist: A-Listers, Read This

Vivia Chen : The American Lawyer : June 30, 2014

You may be the toast of your profession, but the numbers show you can—and must—do better.

Criminal Division Head Leaving U.S. Prosecutor

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : June 27, 2014

After heading the Criminal Division for Southern District U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara for more than two years, Lorin Reisner is leaving the office.

The Churn: Paul Weiss, Squire Patton Make New Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 27, 2014

A big week for lateral moves saw Paul Weiss pluck a prominent prosecutor, the newly minted Squire Patton Boggs make another key addition and a rare departure from Wachtell Lipton. The Am Law Daily has the lowdown on the latest comings-and-goings from throughout The Am Law 200.

LSEG's Big Russell Buy a First for Kirkland

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 26, 2014

The London Stock Exchange Group, one of the oldest and largest stock exchanges in Europe, has tapped Kirkland & Ellis and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer to advise on its $2.7 billion acquisition of the Russell 2000 stock index from Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. Skadden and Debevoise & Plimpton are also advising on the purchase, the largest transaction in LSEG's history.