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Debevoise Partner Named to the Singapore International Arbitration Centre Court of Arbitration

Debevoise partner Catherine Amirfar has been appointed as a Member of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre’s (SIAC) Court of Arbitration. The appointment, made by the Chairman of the Singapore Business Federation, sees Ms. Amirfar join a select group of twenty-two arbitration practitioners and arbitrators from around the world as members of SIAC’s Court of Arbitration for a two year term. Read more >

Kara Novaco Brockmeyer, Former Chief of the SEC Enforcement Division’s FCPA Unit, to Join Debevoise

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP today announced that Kara Novaco Brockmeyer, former Chief of the SEC Enforcement Division’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Unit, is joining the firm’s Washington, D.C. office as a partner and member of the White Collar & Regulatory Defense and Strategic Crisis Response and Solutions Groups. Read more >

Debevoise’s Franci J. Blassberg Recognized for a Lifetime of Achievement by Chambers USA

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is pleased to announce that Franci J. Blassberg, who is Of Counsel and a former longtime partner of the firm, has been recognized with the 2017 Chambers USA Lifetime Achievement Award, honoring her remarkable contribution to the practice of law. Read more >

The American Lawyer Names Erica Berthou a “Dealmaker of the Year”

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP partner Erica Berthou, leader of the firm’s Global Investment Management/Funds Group and a member of the firm’s management committee, has been named a “Dealmaker of the Year” by The American Lawyer. Ms. Berthou was one of only 12 lawyers honored in the annual list that singles out the “top dealmakers and their deals.” Read more >

Debevoise Adds Winston Paes, Former EDNY Business and Securities Fraud Section Chief, to White Collar & Regulatory Defense Group

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP today announced that Winston M. Paes, former Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of New York (EDNY) and Chief of the Business and Securities Fraud Section, is joining the firm’s New York office as a counsel in the White Collar & Regulatory Defense Group. Read More.

Debevoise Lawyers Contribute to Development of a Cybercrime Investigations Guide

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP partners Luke Dembosky and John Gleeson share their expertise in promoting a global approach to cybercrime investigations by contributing to The Cybercrime Investigation Body of Knowledge, which marks its global launch today. Read More.

Debevoise Counsel Armando Rivera Jacobo Named to The Legal 500 “U.S./Mexico Private Practice Powerlist”

Debevoise counsel Armando Rivera Jacobo has been named by The Legal 500 to its inaugural “U.S./Mexico Private Practice Powerlist.” Read more >

Debevoise Partner Wendy J. Miles, QC and the Arbitration Pledge Recognized by Global Arbitration Review

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP partner Wendy J. Miles QC has accepted the “Best Development” award from Global Arbitration Review (“GAR”) in her capacity as co-chair of the Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge (“the Arbitration Pledge”). Read more >

Sean Hecker Named Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Federal Defenders of New York

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is pleased to announce that partner Sean Hecker has been named Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Federal Defenders of New York. The Federal Defenders is an independent, non-profit corporation dedicated to defending poor people accused of federal crimes. Read more >

Mary Jo White Returns to Debevoise

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP today announced that Mary Jo White, who served from April 2013 to January 2017 as Chair of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, will return to legal practice at Debevoise and serve as Senior Chair of the firm. Read more >

Andrew J. Ceresney, Former Director of Enforcement at the SEC, to Return to Debevoise

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP today announced that Andrew J. Ceresney, who served from April 2013 to December 2016 as the Director of Enforcement at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, will return to Debevoise as Co-Chair of the Litigation Department, where he will practice primarily in the White Collar & Regulatory Defense Group. Read more >
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