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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 firm. With $657,000,000 in gross revenues in 2010, the firm ranked 36th on The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 100 rankings of U.S. law firms. Debevoise & Plimpton has been in the top 50 of the annual Am Law 100 rankings since 1986. In terms of size, the firm ranked as the 53rd largest law firm in the United States with 674 attorneys in offices worldwide, according to the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250 rankings. In the 2011 Global 100 survey of firms worldwide, Debevoise ranked as the 42nd highest grossing law firm. Debevoise & Plimpton's practice areas include bankruptcy and restructuring, corporate governance, finance, healthcare, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, and tax. The firm has a second U.S. office in Washington, D.C., and international offices in London, Paris, Frankfurt, Moscow, Shanghai, and Hong Kong.

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

August Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

Inside Chevron's Discovery Campaign in Ecuador

Michael D. Goldhaber : The American Lawyer : January 30, 2014

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

Fangda Partners' Road to Beijing

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 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 : January 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 : January 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 : January 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 : January 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 : January 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 : January 01, 2014

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

Canadian Deals

: Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : January 30, 2014

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

The Careerist: A-Listers, Read This

Vivia Chen : The American Lawyer : January 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 : January 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 : January 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 : January 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.

Jazz for Justice

: New York Law Journal : January 25, 2014

Legal Services NYC held its seventh annual Jazz for Justice benefit dinner at Gotham Hall on Monday.

Franchise Agreements Don't Impede Eruv, Court Rules

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : January 19, 2014

In a fight over whether an eruv can be established in the Hamptons, a judge has ruled that franchise agreements stretching back to 1910 do not restrain Verizon and the Long Island Power Authority from attaching strips of wood or plastic to utility poles, creating symbolic boundaries for certain members of the Jewish faith.

Bingham Adds Beijing Partner

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 18, 2014

Frederick Chang was one of the co-founders of 30-lawyer Chinese law firm FenXun Partners.

Shook Hardy Set to Sublease Hometown Space

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 12, 2014

Shook, Hardy & Bacon is downsizing in a Kansas City, Mo., office tower built to house the firm a decade ago. And in seeking to sublease three floors of space in the building where it serves as anchor tenant, Shook Hardy is just the latest Am Law 200 firm to reduce its real estate needs amid an evolving market for legal services.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 11, 2014

Haynes and Boone and Debevoise & Plimpton have added partners, while other firms have named practice group leaders and added counsel.

Texas' Top Deals of 2013

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 06, 2014

The following deals, involving at least one Texas-based company, were announced in 2013.

The Churn: Edwards Wildman, Polsinelli Bulk Up, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2014

Edwards Wildman Palmer and Polsinelli poach toxic tort team on opposite coasts, the newly combined Squire Patton Boggs makes its first lateral hire, Foley & Lardner gets a new COO and more lateral moves from across The Am Law 200.

Burford Capital GC's In-house View of Litigation Financing

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : January 05, 2014

Melissa Sobel, the general counsel of Burford Capital, says it's a way law departments can add value to the company.

Asia Deal Digest: June 5, 2014

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 05, 2014

* Japan's Dai-ichi Life turns to Baker & McKenzie and Willkie Farr for its first foray into the U.S. market* Minter Ellison is guiding Asia's richest man on his $2.2 billion bid for Australian natural gas distributor Envestra* Clifford Chance advises 7-Eleven Malaysia on a $225 million IPO

Three Firms on $5.7 Billion Dai-ichi U.S. Acquisition

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 04, 2014

The Japanese insurer is seeking to enter the U.S. market by acquiring Birmingham, Ala.-based Protective Life Corp.

Texas' Top Deals of 2013

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 03, 2014

The following deals, involving at least one Texas-based company, were announced in 2013.

Citing Judge Rules Accused Troll Must Pay Defense Fees

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : January 02, 2014

FindTheBest CEO Kevin O'Connor lost a battle last month, when a judge tossed his RICO case against Lumen View Technology. But O'Connor still won his self-described "war" against Lumen View, especially now that the company is on the hook for FindTheBest's legal bills.

3M: Keeping Their Cool

Andrew Ramonas : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

Faced with legal challenges, 3M's lawyers find ways to turn them to the company's advantage.

The Churn: Squire Patton Boggs Fallout, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 30, 2014

Big Deals

David Marcus : The American Lawyer : January 29, 2014

Novartis / Glaxo / Eli Lilly; TIAA-CREF / Nuveen; Mallinckrodt / Questcor; Blackstone / Gates

Big Canadian Deals

Brian Baxter, Marlisse Silver Sweeney, Tom Huddleston Jr. : The American Lawyer : January 29, 2014

Yamana–Agnico-Eagle / Osisko; CPPIB / Wilton Re; Encana / TPG Capital

Valeant Makes Skin Care Licensing Deal Amid Allergan Offer

Vinayak Balasubramanian : The Am Law Daily : January 28, 2014

Six Am Law 100 firms are advising as Valeant sells the licensing rights to several skin care products to Nestle for $1.4 billion as it ups its unsolicited bid for Botox maker Allergan.

Debevoise, Ropes Advise as Healogics Changes Hands

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : January 22, 2014

Clayton Dubilier & Rice said Thursday it has agreed to buy the fast-growing wound care company from two fellow private equity firms for $910 million.

New Deals

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

At least a dozen firms are advising on telecommunications giant AT&T's proposed $48.5 billion acquisition of DirecTV. Also, Darden Restaurants has agreed to sell Red Lobster to private equity firm Golden Gate Capital for $2.1 billion in cash.

Debevoise Partner Dies in Fall from Apartment

Tania Karas : New York Law Journal : January 20, 2014

Debevoise & Plimpton corporate partner Stephen R. Hertz, 55, died Friday evening after falling from his Upper West Side apartment in an apparent suicide, New York City police and fire officials said.

Debevoise Fends Off RICO Suit Against Accused Patent Troll

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : January 20, 2014

FindTheBest CEO Kevin O'Connor declared "war" on accused patent troll Lumen View Technology, calling patent trolls the "scum of the earth." The war may not be over, but this week a judge stripped FindTheBest of its chosen courtroom weapon.

Dozen Firms Tune In for AT&T's $48.5 Billion DirecTV Buy

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 19, 2014

In a deal likely to face major regulatory scrutiny, a telecommunications giant aims to absorb the nation's largest satellite television operator.

Debevoise, Ex-Client Settle Long-Running Fee Dispute

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 16, 2014

The firm sued former client Candlewood Timber Group and co-owner Jeffrey Kossak in 2009 to collect about $6.4 million in unpaid legal fees, plus a contingency fee.

The Churn: Winston Bulks Up in IP and Asia, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2014

Despite a recent round of layoffs, Winston & Strawn has hired a four-strong corporate team in Hong Kong and a three-partner IP team in San Francisco.

Scope of Disclosure When Investigative Reports Are Released

Elkan Abramowitz and Jonathan Sack : New York Law Journal : January 06, 2014

In their White-Collar Crime column, Elkan Abramowitz and Jonathan Sack write that when public companies and prominent individuals find themselves under investigation, they often face widespread condemnation. Some try to change the story by having an investigative report prepared and released, but such publication carries with it legal risks.

D.C. Law Firms Lag Behind the 'Super Rich' from New York

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : January 05, 2014

The top Washington law firms remained clustered far behind the nation's richest firms last year, according to The American Lawyer.

Owner Can't Recover 9/11 Cleanup Costs, Circuit Finds

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : January 05, 2014

The owner of a building contaminated with toxic "WTC Dust" cannot recover money spent on the cleanup because the attacks were an act of war.

Conn. Muslim Says FBI Retaliated When He Refused To Become Informant

AMARIS ELLIOTT-ENGEL : The Connecticut Law Tribune : January 02, 2014

A West Haven man claims he refused to become an FBI informant. The result, Naveed Shinwari says in court papers, was he was put on the United States no-fly list and was unable to board a flight to take a temporary job in Florida.

New York Firms Increase Profits, Reducing Size

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 02, 2014

Many large New York law firms grew their revenue and profits last year, continuing to pull ahead of the national pack when it comes to financial indicators.

2014 Rising Stars

: New York Law Journal : January 01, 2014

The New York Law Journal congratulates the 42 young lawyers chosen as 2014 Rising Stars by a panel of 20 esteemed judges. Our panel reviewed more than 230 nominations of attorneys 40 and under who have established a record of accomplishments and demonstrated that they are top contributors to the practice of law and their communities.

Am Law 100 Analysis: The Super Rich Get Richer

Aric Press : The American Lawyer : January 28, 2014

It was a middling year for most big firms, but the top 20 pulled away from the pack.

Marketplace

Monica Paquette : New York Law Journal : January 23, 2014

White & Case, one of New York's oldest law firms, has signed a long-term lease for nine top tower floors at the McGraw-Hill Building, 1221 Avenue of the Americas. Also, privately held brokerage group Transwestern will be moving its Northeast regional headquarters to 600 Lexington Ave.

Judge Extends Mandate to Aid Mentally Ill City Inmates

Brendan Pierson : New York Law Journal : January 22, 2014

A Manhattan state judge has extended a 2003 settlement requiring New York City for two more years to help mentally ill inmates of city jails re-enter society.

High Court Heavyweights Girding for Aereo Battle

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : January 21, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court on April 22 will hear arguments in — what some observers have called the most important copyright challenge to reach the high court in a decade.

Prominent Litigators Lining Up on Either Side of Aereo Battle

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : January 21, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court on April 22 will hear arguments in — what some observers have called the most important copyright challenge to reach the high court in a decade.

Dealmakers of the Year: Steven Rosenblum, Wachtell

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The American Lawyer : January 21, 2014

Activist investors, rival bids, and a high-profile founder: The buyout of a once-prosperous computer maker was 2013's corporate soap opera.

Debevoise, Greenberg Handle $1 Billion Chemicals Deal

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2014

Chemtura Corporation has agreed to sell its agrochemicals unit to Platform Specialty Products Corporation.

Former AG Mukasey: Truth Telling Doesn't Trump National Security

Lawrence Viele Davidson : Daily Report : January 18, 2014

National intelligence leaks in the name of exposing what the leakers claim is an unconstitutional invasion of privacy by the U.S. government are wrong-minded and causing a multifaceted crisis, including giving terrorists and countries unfriendly to the U.S. critical state secrets, former U.S. Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey said at an appearance in Atlanta on Thursday.

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Poly Prep Counsel

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : January 14, 2014

A state judge has dismissed a lawsuit by former students of a elite Brooklyn prep school against the school's outside counsel at O'Melveny & Myers for allegedly trying to "deceive" a federal court in a now-settled action challenging the school for an alleged covering up sexual abuse by a coach.

Private Equity Giants Tap Kirkland for Two Big Deals

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

The firm is advising Blackstone on its Ipreo Holdings buy and Madison Dearborn on its sale of Nuveen Investments.

Avoiding Attorney Fee Claim Litigation

William T. McCaffery : New York Law Journal : January 14, 2014

William T. McCaffery, a partner at L'Abbate, Balkan, Colavita & Contini, writes: If an attorney sues a client for a legal fee, the client will invariably assert a counterclaim for legal malpractice. Accordingly, the easiest way for an attorney to avoid a legal malpractice claim is to avoid fee claims against clients.

Dealmakers of the Year: Jason Kyrwood and Alan Denenberg, Davis Polk

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : January 09, 2014

Davis Polk lawyers played key roles in both the biggest transaction of the year and the most publicized one.

Dealmakers of the Year: Steven Slutzky, Debevoise

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : January 08, 2014

Advised by Slutzky, Verizon stunned the markets with a $49 billion debt offering that set the stage for the year's biggest acquisition.

The Churn: Ten McKenna Partners Join Sheppard Mullin, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 08, 2014

Sheppard Mullin adds 10 McKenna Long partners in Southern California; three patent litigators land at O'Melveny; and Weil hires a Goldman Sachs restructuring specialist.

INADMISSIBLE: Kirkland Partner Eyes White House Post

: The National Law Journal : January 31, 2014

W. Neil Eggleston, a white-collar defender in Kirkland & Ellis' Washington office, is the leading contender to replace White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler when she steps down, according to five Washington attorneys following the selection process who spoke on background about an administration personnel decision. Plus more in this week's column.

Cover Story: Dealmakers of the Year 2014

: The American Lawyer : January 31, 2014

A dozen attorneys who distinguished themselves with their work on the year's most notable transactions.

Dealmakers of the Year: Standout Lawyers in Tough Times

Ross Todd : The American Lawyer : January 31, 2014

The lawyers behind the most innovative corporate work, plus the details of the transactions they negotiated.

Bank of America Settles Up With New York AG, FHFA

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : January 27, 2014

Federal and state litigation stemming from the 2008 financial crisis continues to keep corporate attorneys and C-suites busy, and now it's Bank of America's turn to settle up.

Kirkland Partner in the Running for White House Counsel

Todd Ruger : Legal Times : January 26, 2014

W. Neil Eggleston, a white-collar defender in Washington, is the leading contender to replace White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler when she steps down, according to five Washington attorneys following the selection process who spoke on background about an administration personnel decision.

Winners and Losers

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 21, 2014

The title says it all.

Judge Approves Toyota Criminal Penalty

Larry Neumeister : The Associated Press : January 21, 2014

Toyota's misleading statements presented a "reprehensible picture of corporate misconduct" as it failed to properly protect consumers from unexpected acceleration in its vehicles, a judge said as he nevertheless accepted a deal that lets the Japanese automaker escape prosecution with a $1.2 billion penalty.

Skadden Lands Roles on Two Insurance Sector Deals

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2014

The firm is taking the lead for buyout firm TPG on its $1.5 billion purchase of The Warranty Group from Onex Corporation and representing insurance company Wilton Re Holding Ltd. in connection with its $1.8 billion sale to the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB). Kaye Scholer is advising Warranty and Onex in the first deal, while Debevoise & Plimpton is representing CPPIB in the latter transaction. Sutherland Asbill also landed a role advising Wilton Re.

Inadmissible

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 21, 2014

Short takes on lawyers, law firms and judges.

New Deals

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2014

Jenner & Block and Debevoise & Plimpton advised The Hertz Corporation on the company's spin-off of its equipment rental business to shareholders in a transaction valued at $2.5 billion.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Elite New York Firms Pull Away

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2014

A year after making only slight financial gains, a group of New York–based firms made up of some of The Am Law 100's most profitable members put even more distance between itself and the rest of the pack in 2013, according to The American Lawyer's reporting.

DOJ Warns Automakers: Don't Repeat Toyota's Mistake

Todd Ruger : Legal Times : January 19, 2014

Toyota Motor Corp. has agreed to pay a $1.2 billion financial penalty to settle a fraud charge related to misleading statements about the safety of its cars to the public and regulators, the U.S. Department of Justice said today.

DOJ Warns Automakers: Don't Repeat Toyota's Mistake

Todd Ruger : Legal Times : January 19, 2014

Toyota Motor Corp. has agreed to pay a $1.2 billion financial penalty to settle a fraud charge related to misleading statements about the safety of its cars to the public and regulators, the U.S. Department of Justice said today.

Gibson Dunn Lodges $32 Million Fee Request in Chevron Case

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 19, 2014

The request—made two weeks after Chevron scored its biggest win yet in the case—represents just a tiny fraction of Chevron's legal costs in its battle with Steven Donziger and his Amazon clients.

Big Firms Wait on Sidelines as West Slaps Russia With Sanctions

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 18, 2014

The Obama administration and European Union announced sanctions Monday against several key individuals with ties to the Kremlin, just one day before President Vladimir Putin said he would accept Crimea's bid to join the Russian Federation. Caught in the middle are several top international and Am Law 100 firms, whose Moscow offices could be adversely affected. should the schism between East and West become more pronounced. Amid the uncertainty, two big Russian M&A deals yielded roles this week for four Magic Circle firms.

Jenner, Debevoise Help Steer Hertz Spin-Off

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 18, 2014

The car rental company is spinning off its equipment rental business to shareholders in a transaction valued at $2.5 billion.

Study Advocates Immediate Reform for Ethics Watchdog

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : January 17, 2014

Albany's chief ethics watchdog commission has failed to fulfill its primary mission—to stem corruption by public officials and restore New Yorkers' trust in government, according to a study released Friday.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 13, 2014

Seven firms have announced promotions and new hires, and the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution has added to its board of directors.

Ex-Sidley Partner's Slide Into Receipt Scam Detailed

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2014

Why would prominent art world attorney Ralph Lerner risk his reputation by improperly charging hundreds of personal car service rides to client accounts? In thousands of pages of documents contained in his public discipline file, the outlines of an explanation begin to emerge.

SEC's White Urges Taking Cases "As Far Up the Chain as You Can"

Hilary Johnson : The American Lawyer : January 10, 2014

In a recent interview, SEC chair Mary Jo White touted her agency's enforcement record and urged civil and criminal prosecutors to push for greater individual accountability whenever possible.

S&P's Retaliation Claim Against Government Gets Hearing

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : January 10, 2014

A federal judge in California will hear arguments on Tuesday about whether to grant discovery involving evidence allegedly indicating the U.S. Department of Justice filed its $5 billion lawsuit against Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC in retaliation for its downgraded credit rating of the United States.

S&P's Retaliation Claim Against Government Gets Hearing

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : January 10, 2014

A federal judge in California will hear arguments on Tuesday about whether to grant discovery involving evidence allegedly indicating that the DOJ filed its $5 billion lawsuit against Standard & Poor's in retaliation for its downgraded credit rating of the United States.

The Asian Lawyer All-Star Awards

Anthony Lin : The Asian Lawyer : January 10, 2014

On March 5, at a gala dinner held at the Conrad Hotel in Hong Kong, The Asian Lawyer presented its inaugural All-Star Awards. We sought to do something different, recognizing excellence in advising key industries rather than simply honoring the biggest, highest-profile deals of the year (though we took those into account too). We also said we would be publishing the reasons for the decisions that we made. And so here we do exactly that, category by category.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Debevoise Profits Soar as Revenue Rises Modestly

Christine Simmons and Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 04, 2014

Debevoise & Plimpton had a successful 2013 on all financial fronts, with gross revenue increasing by 1.9 percent, to $688 million, and profits per equity partner soaring 11.3 percent, to $2.31 million.

Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

Q&A: Daniel Wiig and Rosa Castello

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 24, 2014

Law schools may offer a host of legal skills courses, but one devoted solely to practicing in New York's Commercial Division? Not so much--until this year, when St. John's University School of Law introduced a new, upper-level, one-credit course called, "Litigation in New York's Commercial Division."

Q&A: Jennifer R. Cowan

Jeff Storey : New York Law Journal : January 21, 2014

The Debevoise & Plimpton litigator led a team of lawyers who used a novel argument to secure the release of Ibrahim Idris, one of five detainees at Guantanamo Bay the firm represented, who was reunited with his family in his native Sudan in December 2013.

Three Firms Advise on Water Chemicals Deal

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 18, 2014

Cravath and Squire Sanders are representing chemicals manufacturer Ashland on the sale of its water technologies unit to buyout firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in a deal worth roughly $1.8 billion. Debevoise is advising CD&R on the deal.

Conspiracy and the 'Indefinite Payments' Doctrine

Sean Hecker, Andrew M. Levine and Steven S. Michaels : New York Law Journal : January 10, 2014

Sean Hecker and Andrew M. Levine, partners at Debevoise & Plimpton, and Steven S. Michaels, counsel at the firm, discuss the holding in 'United States v. Grimm' and address its importance to FCPA conspiracy prosecutions that form an important component of FCPA enforcement.

White-Collar Crime

: New York Law Journal : January 10, 2014

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, : "The Strike Force Approach to Combatting Health Care Fraud," "The Rise of the Civil Money Laundering Prosecution," "Conspiracy and the 'Indefinite Payments' Doctrine" and "The Role of Kovel Accountants in White-Collar Criminal Cases."

DOI Nominee Says History Shows His Independence

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 04, 2014

Ask attorney Mark Peters if he would hesitate to break ranks with close friend and political ally Mayor Bill de Blasio as the city's top watchdog, and he will mention David Paterson.

Aereo Rival to Supreme Court: What About Us?

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 03, 2014

The TV streaming start-ups Aereo Inc. and FilmOn have a lot in common, including the tiny antennas they use to transmit programming to subscribers. But when it comes to their record in the courts, FilmOn and its lawyers have some catching up to do.

New York Sees Growth in Partner Promotions

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 03, 2014

A survey of New York's largest firms shows a slight uptick in the number of lawyers promoted to partner last year. The number of new partners firmwide at remained almost even from the number in 2012.