Debevoise has one of the strongest and most diverse litigation practices in the country. Our litigators, based in New York, Washington, DC, London, Paris, Frankfurt and Hong Kong, have produced exceptional results of national and international importance. Over the last two years, Debevoise has provided litigation services to approximately 850 clients in demanding representations.
Our top-profile Litigation Department is led by lawyers of prominence and skill. The Department handles a broad range of complex matters in courts in the United States, the United Kingdom, France and elsewhere, as well as before agencies, administrative bodies and arbitration tribunals worldwide. The Department includes Co-Chairs John S. Kiernan and Mary Beth Hogan; Michael B. Mukasey, former United States Attorney General and Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York; Lord (Peter) Goldsmith QC, PC, the European and Asian Chair of Litigation who served as the UK’s Attorney General; eight former Assistant U.S. Attorneys, including a former Under Secretary of the US Treasury for Enforcement and a former Chief Assistant US Attorney for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; a former Associate Director of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement; and a former New York State Superintendent of Insurance, who also was a Bureau Chief in the New York Attorney General’s Office. We are the only law firm to have former US and UK Attorneys General as well as a Queen’s Counsel.
We represent clients as plaintiffs and as defendants in a wide range of substantive areas including commercial disputes, white collar criminal and regulatory defense, securities and derivative actions, securities regulation, products liability, international dispute resolution, intellectual property and media, antitrust, insurance regulation and coverage disputes, bankruptcy, environmental litigation, mergers and acquisitions, employment, tax disputes and professional liability cases.