Debevoise is a premier law firm with market-leading practices, a global perspective and strong New York roots. We deliver effective solutions to our clients’ most important legal challenges, applying clear commercial judgment and a distinctively collaborative approach.

Why Debevoise

This mighty New Yorker continues to impress juniors with its courteous culture and “inspiring” approach to female diversity.
Chambers Associate Guide


We are committed to training and developing exceptional lawyers, both through formal programs and individualized attention and mentoring. We put a premium on character and decency.

Message From the Presiding Partner

Our culture is lodged deep into the DNA of Debevoise and something we're making sure to keep hold of. The overwhelming majority of people, including myself, were drawn to Debevoise for its culture and we're intent on nurturing our ethos through this ever-changing competitive environment.

Michael Blair, Presiding Partner

The Work

Our lawyers regularly lead strategic transactions and resolve complex disputes for world-class clients. We handle some of the most prominent and cutting-edge corporate transactions, providing sophisticated advice in a broad range of disciplines. On the litigation side, we were named The American Lawyer’s “Litigation Department of the Year” in 2014 for having demonstrated the most impressive litigation accomplishments of any U.S.-based law firm over the previous two years. The Tax Group is an important part of our worldwide corporate practice, and recently was named “Tax Department of the Year” by Chambers USA. Our global footprint is expansive, and we regularly advise clients on many of their most complex and significant domestic and international matters.

Who We Are Looking For

We believe in hiring talented people and working with them to help them pursue their goals. In our experience, happy lawyers make the best lawyers. We devote extraordinary effort to the development of our lawyers and are deeply dedicated to the clients we serve. We expect the same level of commitment from all of the lawyers at our firm.