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Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 615
  • Gross Revenues: $757,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,230,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $2,625,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 0

Debevoise & Plimpton is a New York-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2016 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Debevoise & Plimpton has 615 attorneys and is the 68th largest firm in the United States.  With $757,000,000 in gross revenue in 2015, the firm placed 41st on The American Lawyer's 2016 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2015 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 0 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 41 0 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 65 0 Lawyer head count
The A-List 3 12 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 10 22 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 21 7 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 16 7 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 87 -20 Summer programs

In the News

In re Nickelodeon Consumer Privacy Litig.

: New Jersey Law Journal : July 07, 2016

Company's Disregard of Its Promise to Protect Online Privacy Actionable

NYLJ Announces Its Lawyers Who Lead by Example

: New York Law Journal : July 07, 2016

The New York Law Journal announces the 2016 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 Sept. 20.

Recognition for Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : July 06, 2016

Among other honors and awards, the National LGBT Bar Association named several New York attorneys to its 2016 "Best Under 40" list, and the Managing Attorneys and Clerks Association elected new officers.

T&E Practices Still Kicking at Midsized New Jersey Firms

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : July 06, 2016

Celebrity deaths and estate tax repeal efforts have a way of raising the profile of trusts and estate practices. Both of those have been in the news this year, and both highlight the fact that many top law firms turned away from those practices. But at midsized firms in New Jersey, T&E was never dead and buried, practitioners say.

Demon Rum and the Havana Club Trademark Saga

lisa shuchman : Corporate Counsel : July 05, 2016

The U.S.-Cuba rapprochement adds a wrinkle to the ongoing battle.

Big Deals

Rebecca Geiger : Focus Europe : July 01, 2016

The law firms with roles in the largest recent M&A deals across Europe.

Arbitration Pledge for Diversity Met With Skepticism in South Florida and Latin America

Monika Gonzalez Mesa : Daily Business Review : June 29, 2016

A pledge that aims to increase the number of women in international arbitration has gained the support of hundreds of people and organizations worldwide, but the response from attorneys in South Florida and Latin America has been less enthusiastic.

For Small Businesses, a Hand Up

Zachary Melvin : The American Lawyer : June 27, 2016

Simpson Thacher, Debevoise and other firms partner with a nonprofit to foster commerce in the South Bronx.

Has the Clemency Project Been a Success?

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : June 27, 2016

Some 4,000 lawyers and 70 big firms helped in this effort to commute the sentences of low-level drug offenders who've served significant prison time. But relatively few inmates have been released.

Flush With Cash, Latham & Watkins Extends Lateral Spree

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : June 21, 2016

Prime partners at lockstep firms are favored targets as the firm surfs the lateral market.

A Chat About Comparative Law

Rick Kopstein, Photographer : New York Law Journal : June 20, 2016

The New York City Bar Association welcomed U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer for a conversation Thursday on "The Court and the World: American Law and the New Global Realities."

Allen & Overy to Match Cravath's U.S. Associate Pay

Rose Walker : Legal Week : June 20, 2016

The Magic Circle firm joins the ongoing U.S. associate pay war, announcing pay rise for first-year U.S. associates to $180,000

Big Law Cautious About Raising Salary of Asia-Based Associates-With Updates

Anna Zhang and Frances Ivens : The Asian Lawyer : June 20, 2016

While Global firms race to match Cravath's new associate salary scale in New York and the rest of the U.S., they are more cautious when it comes to increasing salaries in Asia.

Deal Watch: Morgan Lewis Makes Work for BASF

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 17, 2016

From industrial chemicals to traffic cones, one of the last weeks of spring provided a plethora of transactional opportunities for dozens of Am Law 100 firms.

New Home for Bronx Legal Services

: New York Law Journal : June 14, 2016

Bronx Legal Services had a ceremonial ribbon cutting Friday at its consolidated office at 349 E. 149th St., named the Steven B. Telzak Center for Social Justice for the longtime attorney and former director of Legal Services NYC's Bronx chapter who died in 2010.

Am Law 100 Firms Match Pay Raise for Asia Associates-Further Updated

Frances Ivens and Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : June 14, 2016

Milbank, Kirkland, Simpson Thacher, Paul Weiss, Weil and Davis Polk have confirmed associates pay increase will include those based in Asia.

Big Firms Slow to Answer Legal Services Funding Plea

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : June 13, 2016

It's been nearly two years since the Legal Services Corporation first turned to the nation's largest law firms for financial support. So far just 19 firms have pledged to help.

City Bar Stimson Awards

Rick Kopstein, Photographer : New York Law Journal : June 09, 2016

The New York City Bar Association presented four assistant U.S. attorneys with its 2016 Henry L. Stimson Medals Tuesday for outstanding legal work.

NYLJ Rising Stars 2016: Brian Jacobs

: New York Law Journal : June 07, 2016

In his brief legal career, Brian Jacobs has argued an impressive roster of successful prosecutions of corruption and other criminal cases for the Southern District U.S. Attorney's Office. In October, he made the transition to Morvillo Abramowitz, where he works with clients, some of whom conceivably could find themselves on trials similar to those he prosecuted.

Debevoise & Plimpton

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : June 06, 2016

Anybody can make a pretzel, and any snack company can sell a crisp. But Pretzel Crisps? They're a thing unto themselves, Debevoise & Plimpton attorneys argued in one of their most significant intellectual property cases last year.

Dewey & LeBoeuf Case Inspires Musical Parody for CLE Credit

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : June 06, 2016

A musical featuring a cast of New York lawyers and hosted by the New York American Inn of Court will use the backdrop of the well-known case to provide an ethics lesson.

The 2016 IP Hot List

: The National Law Journal : June 06, 2016

We recognize 15 law firms that set the bar in intellectual property law in 2015, scoring big wins for clients.

Celebration of Preska

Rick Kopstein, Photographer : New York Law Journal : June 02, 2016

More than 200 people attended a privately sponsored celebration of outgoing Southern District Chief Judge Loretta Preska at Fordham University School of Law on Tuesday.

Litigation-Focused Jenner Seizes Wealth Management Opportunity

Roy Strom : The National Law Journal : June 02, 2016

When Jenner & Block leaders contemplated starting the private wealth practice the firm announced last week, one proponent of the idea may have helped sway them more than others: Lester Crown, the 90-year-old Chicagoan and patriarch of one of America's wealthiest families.

What Were the Top Deals in 2015?

: Texas Lawyer : June 01, 2016

Round Rock-based Dell's pending acquisition of computer storage company EMC for an estimated $67 billion tops the list of the 10 biggest Texas deals announced in 2015.

Kenyon & Kenyon Practice Leader Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 01, 2016

Fox Rothschild snags three from Kenyon & Kenyon; Hogan Lovells goes on a hiring spree; Latham lands an arbitration head; Sheppard Mullin raids Steptoe; Wilmer welcomes a top federal prosecutor; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Lawyers Behind the 0.1 Percent

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : May 31, 2016

Inside the clubby world of the trusts and estates bar, which is making a resurgence at some firms.

Freshfields Under Scrutiny as Alibaba Deal Falls Foul of Hong Kong Securities Regulator

Frances Ivens : Legal Week : May 25, 2016

Legal advisers' role referenced as Alibaba's $171 million acquisition of healthcare company is criticized for breaking takeover rules.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016