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Four Debevoise Partners Recognized as MVPs by Law360

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP today announced that Erica Berthou, Gregory J. Lyons, Kevin A. Rinker and Shannon Rose Selden have been named “2016 MVPs” by Law360. Ms. Berthou and Ms. Selden won in the asset management category; Mr. Lyons was selected in the banking category; and Mr. Rinker was chosen in the private equity category. Law360 editors reviewed more than 850 submissions this year to arrive at the winners. Read more >

John S. Kiernan Named a “Litigation Trailblazer” by the National Law Journal

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP partner John S. Kiernan has been recognized as a 2016 “Litigation Trailblazer” by the National Law Journal in its annual list of top lawyers who have “changed the practice in their respective fields through innovative and exceptional legal strategies.” Read more >

Luke Dembosky and Jim Pastore are Named “Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Trailblazers” by The National Law Journal

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP partners Luke Dembosky and Jim Pastore have been named 2016 “Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Trailblazers” by The National Law Journal in its second annual list of top lawyers who have promoted significant change through the use of inventive defense techniques or technologies. Read more >

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 >

Counsel Carl Riehl Recognized for Outstanding Pro Bono Legal Work by the New York Neo-Futurists

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP Counsel Carl Riehl has been recognized for his outstanding pro bono legal work for the New York Neo-Futurists. Mr. Riehl has provided general outside counsel services to the New York Neo-Futurists for over a decade. 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 >
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.