|Debevoise & Plimpton LLP was founded in 1931 with the goal of offering sophisticated legal services. We maintain this tradition of seeking excellence in a comprehensive, modern practice that spans the Americas, Europe and Asia. Our lawyers are responsive, thoughtful, ethical and vigorous advocates with a substantive understanding of our clients’ business needs and the many marketplaces in which they compete. We have leading practices that often have a cross border focus due to the firm’s international approach to the practice of law. Debevoise places the highest value on collaboration and interdisciplinary cooperation in order to provide clients with seamless representation across practice areas and across continents. Michael W. Blair serves as the firm's Presiding Partner and is based in the New York office.