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Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 615
  • Gross Revenues: $710,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,155,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $2,380,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 1

Debevoise & Plimpton is a New York-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Debevoise & Plimpton has 615 attorneys and is the 65th largest firm in the United States.  With $710,500,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 41st on The American Lawyer's 2015 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 41 1 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 41 1 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

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : August 24, 2015

Lawyers Who Lead by Example

: New York Law Journal : August 21, 2015

The New York Law Journal announces the 2015 honorees for Lawyers Who Lead by Example in three categories: Lifetime Achievement, Public Service and Pro Bono. The attorneys will be featured in a special section and honored at a dinner on Oct. 14.

Leslie Takes Center Stage as New Dean of Cardozo

Andrew Denney : New York Law Journal : August 20, 2015

Melanie Leslie, the new dean of Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, didn't move to New York City more than 30 years ago to become a lawyer—unless she was playing one on TV. But after several years of trying to make it in show business, Leslie realized she wanted devote her time to something that was more intellectually stimulating.

Cybersecurity Data Sharing Is Now Available to Law Firms

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : August 19, 2015

Law firms now have access to a platform that allows them to share data on cybersecurity threats anonymously. Several chief information officers and data security directors said they expected wide participation, although they expressed some reservations.

Associates Land Plum Role on Defense Teams at Dewey Trial

Nell Gluckman : The American Lawyer : August 17, 2015

From the judge to the defendants to the lead attorneys on both sides, the Dewey & LeBoeuf fraud trial has been dominated by seasoned lawyers, and entirely by men. But the criminal trial has plunged four early to mid-career attorneys on the defense teams—all women—into the thick of a once-in-a-lifetime case.

Heightened Risk of Cyberattacks Puts Pressure on Law Firms to Bolster Defenses

Erin E. Harrison : Legaltech News : August 14, 2015

Considering 80 of the 100 biggest law firms have been hacked since 2011, it stands to reason yours could be next.

A Crash Course in Law Firm Disaster

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : August 14, 2015

For the associates helping to defend Dewey & LeBoeuf's former leaders, the ongoing Dewey criminal trial has been an eye-opener.

Deal Watch: Google Shakeup Has Its Lawyers Feeling Lucky

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : August 13, 2015

Google turns to its longtime M&A counsel at Cleary Gottlieb to create a new holding company for the search giant, plus a rundown of this week's other megadeals and the law firms scrambling to keep them on track.

Asia Still Sees Fewer Big Arbitrations

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : August 10, 2015

The latest Arbitration Scorecard finds only seven—out of 128—billion-dollar disputes that are being heard in Asia. But Asian arbitral institutes in Singapore, Hong Kong, China and beyond see no shortage of smaller cases.

Former Ball Boys Settle Suit Against Boeheim

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : August 07, 2015

A defamation suit against Syracuse University basketball coach Jim Boeheim stemming from accusations that his long-time assistant Bernie Fine molested two ball boys has been settled, the parties announced Thursday.

Big Deals: Pharma Company Buys Generics Business for $40.5B

Jasmine Grays : New York Law Journal : August 06, 2015

Israel's Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. is purchasing Dublin-based Allergan PLC's generic pharmaceuticals business for $40.5 billion, in what Israeli analysts called the largest-ever acquisition by an Israeli company.

Calling Out the SEC

Jenna Greene : Corporate Counsel : August 01, 2015

A high-profile senator lets the world know that she's disappointed with a high-profile chairwoman.

Dealmaker of the Week: Joseph Frumkin of Sullivan & Cromwell

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : July 31, 2015

The managing partner of Sullivan & Cromwell's M&A group stepped in for Kirkland & Ellis on Teva Pharmaceutical Industries' hostile bid for Mylan and subsequently picked up work on the Israeli drugmaker's $40.5 billion buy of Allergan's generics business.

3 Noteworthy Trends at the SEC

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : July 30, 2015

The rise of Mary Jo White as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's boss has created some changing dynamics and led to questions about what's coming next.

Deal Watch: Teva's Generics Buy Headlines Banner M&A Week

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : July 30, 2015

A bevy of transactions in the pharmaceutical industry and industrial sector in Europe helped make the past week a big one for M&A, with more than a dozen billion-dollar deals being announced.

Introducing the 2015 A-List

Jim Schroeder : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

Paul Hastings keeps its top spot in The American Lawyer's latest survey of the best of the best in Big Law.

Big Suits

David Bario, Susan Beck, Scott Flaherty, Marissa Kendall and Rebekah Mintzer : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

U.S. v. Rainey; Davies v. Broadcom; In the matter of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts; ACE Securities v. DB Structured Products; Cook v. Rockwell; Capitol Records v. Sirius XM; Gold v. Anthem

Baker & McKenzie on Meiji Yasuda's $5B U.S. Insurance Buy

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : July 27, 2015

Debevoise & Plimpton is advising the target, New York Stock Exchange-listed StanCorp, on the deal.

The A-Team

Kim Kleman, editor-in-chief : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

The overall scores in our yearly A-List survey keep rising. But even among A-Listers, there's room to improve.

Big Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

Dealmakers of the Week: Wm. Randolph Smith of Crowell & Moring and Richard Rosen of Arnold & Porter

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : July 27, 2015

Following the completion Friday of AT&T's $48.5 billion acquisition of DirecTV, The Am Law Daily caught up with AT&T's go-to antitrust lawyers.

A-List 2015 Winners: Behind the Scores

Jim Schroeder : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

Who's Up, who's down, and how so many of the same A-List winners keep managing to come back for more.

2015 New Leaders of the Bar: The List

: New Jersey Law Journal : July 24, 2015

Schiff Hardin and Steptoe Make Squire Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 22, 2015

Squire Patton Boggs sees more partners depart; two more lawyers peel away from O'Melveny & Myers; another IP litigator leaves Kenyon & Kenyon; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

NJ Top Lawyer Shuffles Leadership Positions

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : July 14, 2015

Acting New Jersey Attorney General John Hoffman has named a new top lieutenant and in the process shuffled around some of his highest-ranking people.

Eric Holder Jr.'s Next Challenges

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : July 13, 2015

Eric Holder Jr.'s next two years at Covington & Burling, the firm where he worked before becoming U.S. attorney general, may be a smooth transition for one of the Obama administration's most high-profile officials turning to private practice in corporate law.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : July 06, 2015

Six law firms, along with JAMS, have announced new additions, while Debevoise & Plimpton has announced a promotion.

Verdicts & Settlements

: The National Law Journal : July 06, 2015

A summary of the week's notable cases.

Deal Watch: Skadden Celebrates Holiday Weekend Atop M&A League Tables

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : July 03, 2015

M&A league tables for the first half of 2015 compiled by Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters show Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom leading the pack among legal advisers, while several other Am Law 100 firms prepare to fete the Fourth of July with some insurance-related transactional work.

Cablevision Wins Delaware Ruling on Executive Pay

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : July 01, 2015

Vice Chancellor John Noble implied he was troubled by some pay decisions at Cablevision, but deferred to the company's compensation committee.