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- 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.
In the News
Nell Gluckman : The American Lawyer : February 26, 2015
The New York firm's youngest associate, Alisa Melekhina, heads to the U.S. Women's Chess Championship.
Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : February 26, 2015
Our latest roundup of deals worth $1 billion or more includes Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.'s purchase of Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd. for $10.1 billion; Asahi Kasei Corp.'s buy of Polypore International Inc. in a deal valued at $3.2 billion; and a merger between silicon producers Grupo FerroAtlántica and Globe Specialty Metals Inc. for a combined value of $3.1 billion. Latham & Watkins advised on the most number of deals, with four, while Sullivan & Cromwell led the way in terms of transaction value.
Alex Veiga : The Associated Press : February 26, 2015
Canadian drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. has agreed to buy Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd. for about $10 billion in cash.
: New York Law Journal : February 25, 2015
Goldberg Segalla announces several promotions, while Stroock, Reed Smith, Latham & Watkins, Cozen O'Connor and Debevoise have new additions.
Karen Sloan : The National Law Journal : February 24, 2015
The 50 law schools that send the most graduates into associate jobs at the country's largest law firms have something in common—each stands among the Top 100 law schools in the country, as ranked by U.S. News and World Report. With one notable exception: Howard University School of Law.
: New York Law Journal : February 17, 2015
Matthew Biben, former general counsel of consumer and community banking at JPMorgan Chase, has joined Debevoise & Plimpton; class action boutique Sanford Heisler is now named Sanford Heisler Kimpel to include partner Kate Kimpel; and more announcements.
: The National Law Journal : February 09, 2015
Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.
Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : February 08, 2015
Melody He-Chen joins in Hong Kong after three years at Morrison & Foerster.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 05, 2015
The music finally stopped at RadioShack late Thursday, as Jones Day grabbed a lead role for the 94-year-old consumer electronics retailer as it began bankruptcy proceedings in Delaware. The Fort Worth-based company has agreed to sell 1,500 stores to Sprint and hedge fund shareholder Standard General in a Chapter 11 case that's also yielded roles for Debevoise & Plimpton and Pepper Hamilton.
Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : February 05, 2015
This week's roundup of deals worth $1 billion or more includes Am Law firms working on a $15.2 billion pharmaceutical transaction between Pfizer and Hospira; a $10.54 billion telecom deal between Frontier and Verizon; a $7.3 billion asset sale by building material manufacturers Holcim and Lafarge; and a $6.3 billion merger between Staples and Office Depot.
Andrew Denney : New York Law Journal : February 05, 2015
Attorneys for a group of terminally ill patients have sued the state attorney general and several district attorneys in an effort to prevent the prosecution of physicians who provide assistance in dying to terminally ill, mentally competent patients.
: The American Lawyer : February 03, 2015
Twenty of the most notable and intriguing lateral moves of the year.
Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : February 02, 2015
The number of New York lawyers promoted to partner at the largest law firms in the state is holding steady, while several firms are increasing partner promotions firmwide.
: The National Law Journal : February 02, 2015
Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.
: Corporate Counsel : February 01, 2015
Verizon's new general counsel is ready to answer the call; and other in-house Moves.
Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : January 29, 2015
Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson, speaking at the Presidential Summit at the annual meeting of the New York State Bar Association Wednesday, said said the flurry of publicity that has accompanied the 11 murder convictions his office moved to vacate has also produced potentially credible claims of wrongful convictions in non-murder felony cases from defendants, their families and lawyers.
Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : January 28, 2015
Alisa Melekhina learned to play chess at 5, competed for the first time at 7 and represented the U.S. in a tournament at 9. Now, at 23, she is among the top 10 women chess players in the country. Meanwhile, as a new associate at Debevoise & Plimpton, she is working on a white-collar criminal investigation—a challenge she says her chess mind has trained her for.
: The National Law Journal : January 26, 2015
New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 25, 2015
Two firms shuffling their COOs saw partners depart in January; DLA Piper and Kirkland & Ellis make some high-profile labor and employment hires; Quinn Emanuel grows in Houston; Wilmer raids MoFo for a new cybersecurity chair; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.
Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 21, 2015
Former Kaye Scholer partner Niping Wu has made her fourth lateral move in six years.
Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : January 21, 2015
In a closely watched case about the copyright rights of foreign companies, a federal appeals court has struck down Swiss watchmaker Omega S.A.'s attempt to use U.S. copyright law to block Costco Wholesale Corp.'s sale of its luxury watches.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2015
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft and Kirkland & Ellis saw a pair of leading M&A partners depart for new roles on the business side; a former Bingham McCutchen practice leader lands at Willkie Farr; Skadden snags a leading trusts and estates lawyer; Squire Patton Boggs adds a retired Utah congressman; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
: New Jersey Law Journal : January 16, 2015
Trishka Waterbury Cecil, of counsel to the Princeton, N.J., law firm of Mason, Griffin & Pierson, was recently honored by the New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys with the Fred G. Stickel Award.
: New Jersey Law Journal : January 15, 2015
The leading M&As of 2014, where the target or acquirer was based in NJ.
David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 15, 2015
It proved to be a strong rebound year in 2014 for mergers and acquisitions in the U.S., and dealmaking involving New Jersey corporations was no exception. It's a long-awaited development M&A lawyers chalked up largely to a return of confidence to the marketplace.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2015
Paul Hastings, Hughes Hubbard & Reed, Debevoise & Plimpton and Boies, Schiller & Flexner make high-profile litigation hires; an Akin project finance head goes in-house; Kelley Drye & Warren adds a Bingham McCutchen refugee but loses its private equity chair; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : January 12, 2015
David O'Neil, a top U.S. Department of Justice lawyer who temporarily led the Criminal Division last year, will join Debevoise as a partner.
Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : January 07, 2015
It is not a violation of the First Amendment for a utility to contract with a Jewish religious group to allow it to attach strips of wood or plastic to utility poles to create symbolic boundaries for certain members of the Jewish faith, the Second Circuit ruled yesterday.
Lisa Holton : The National Law Journal : January 05, 2015
"We've invested heavily over the years in building an experienced in-house legal team, capable of handling the bulk of the legal work for the enterprise," says Manista.
Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : January 02, 2015
A federal magistrate judge has denied Syracuse University's attempt to shield 22 documents related to the allegations against former assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine because of attorney-client privilege.