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Mary Beth Hogan Recognized Among New York Law Journal’s “Top Women in Law”

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is pleased to announce that Mary Beth Hogan has been recognized by the New York Law Journal in its inaugural list of “Top Women in Law.” According to the publication, the recognition the select list of lawyers “aims to shine a light on the outstanding work being done by female attorneys across New York state who have had notable achievements over the past year.” Read more >

Catherine Amirfar, Leading International Disputes Lawyer, Returns to Debevoise

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP today announced that Catherine Amirfar has returned to the firm, as a partner in the International Dispute Resolution Group in New York, following a two-year stint as the Counselor on International Law to the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State. Read more >

Debevoise Hires New International Counsel in London

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP today announced that Aatif Ahmad has joined the firm as an international counsel in the firm’s London office. Read more >

Deborah Enix-Ross Elected Chair of the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates

Deborah Enix-Ross, Senior Advisor to Debevoise & Plimpton’s International Dispute Resolution practice, has been elected Chair of the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates for the 2016 - 2018 term. The position is the second-highest office within the ABA, one of the world’s largest voluntary professional organizations, with nearly 400,000 members and more than 3,500 entities. Read more >

Debevoise Corporate Partner Takes Up Residence in Tokyo

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP today announced that corporate partner Ezra Borut has relocated to the firm’s Tokyo office. The move is effective as of August 29, 2016. Read more>

Sarah A.W. Fitts Named One of New York Law Journal’s “Lawyers Who Lead by Example”

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP partner Sarah A.W. Fitts has been named one of the New York Law Journal’s 2016 “Lawyers Who Lead by Example.” Ms. Fitts is being honored in the Public Service category for “demonstrat[ing] leadership through [a] career in public service or devotion to improving the legal system and the profession in New York.” Read more >

Partner Matthew L. Biben Appointed to NYS Commission on Judicial Nomination

Matthew L. Biben, a litigation partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, has been appointed today by Chief Judge Janet DiFiore to the New York State Commission on Judicial Nomination, which screens candidates for vacancies on the Court of Appeals. Appointments to the 12-member commission are divided evenly among the three branches of government. He will be replacing Margaret Morton, who is resigning from the Commission, and serving the balance of her term, which expires on March 31, 2018. His appointment is effective immediately. Read more >

Debevoise Honored Twice at the 2016 Americas Women in Business Law Awards

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP won two awards at the fifth annual Americas Women in Business Law Awards, presented by Euromoney Legal Media Group. Partner Peggy Davenport was named “Best in Private Equity” and partner Rebecca Silberstein was named “Best in Investment Funds.” According to Euromoney, the 2016 awards celebrate the achievements of “women leading the field in the legal sector across the Americas.”Read more >

Debevoise Partners Publish Newly Updated Third Edition of Healthcare M&A Answer Book

Andrew L. Bab and Kevin A. Rinker, co-heads of the Healthcare Group at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, are the editors of the just-published third edition of Health Care Mergers and Acquisitions Answer Book 2016 (Practising Law Institute, 2016). The book, organized in an easy-to-read, question-and-answer format, is an extensive reference guide addressing a wide spectrum of topics in healthcare M&A, including structuring, negotiation, regulatory issues, due diligence and documentation. Read more >

Debevoise Partner John S. Kiernan Elected President of New York City Bar Association, Continuing Firm’s Prominent Leadership in Legal Profession

John S. Kiernan, Co-Chair of the Litigation Department at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, was elected President of the New York City Bar Association yesterday evening. He succeeds Debra L. Raskin as the 67th president in the Association’s 145-year history. Read more >

Debevoise’s Wendy B. Reilly Honored as “Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year” at the 2016 Chambers Diversity Awards

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP counsel Wendy B. Reilly has been named “Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year” by Chambers & Partners, as part of the 2016 Chambers Diversity Awards. Read more >
Except for those designated as "Bengoshi" or "Gaikokuho-jimu-bengoshi," the lawyers in our Tokyo office are qualified under the laws of one of the United States, or another jurisdiction outside Japan, and work in Japan under the supervision and direction of the Gaikokuho-jimu-bengoshi and the Japanese-licensed Bengoshi in our Tokyo offices.