About Us

The A-List

  • Ranked in the Top 10 in The American Lawyer 2023 A-List and in the Top 20 on Law.com International’s A-List, the only firm to appear on The American Lawyer’s list every year since its inception in 2003 (recognition of the nation’s most well-rounded, elite firms)

Asian Legal Business

  • Named Insurance Law Firm of the Year at The ALB Hong Kong Law Awards 2023

Benchmark Litigation

  • Five partners named to the 2023 40 and Under list
  • Nine women litigators included in the 2023 Top 250 Women in Litigation

Chambers & Partners Rankings 

  • Chambers USA 2023: Recognized as a leading firm in 44 practice areas and with 100 individual lawyer rankings
  • Chambers Global 2024: Recognized for leadership in 50 practice areas worldwide and received Band 1 rankings in 19 categories. Fourteen lawyers earned Band 1 rankings
  • Chambers UK 2024: Ranked as a leading firm in 13 separate areas, with 32 rankings for individuals in the guide, including 9 Band 1 rankings
  • Chambers Latin America 2024: Ranked Band 1 in International Arbitration and Corporate Crime & Investigations, and Band 2 for Corporate/M&A; with respect to Corporate Crime & Investigations, we are one of only two firms ranked Band 1
  • Chambers Asia-Pacific and Chambers Greater China 2024: Seven practices were recognized and there are eight rankings for individuals in the guide

Global Arbitration Review

  • Recognized in the 2023 GAR 30 list as one of the world’s top arbitration practices

Global Investigations Review 

  • Named in the 2023 GIR 100 list as one of the world’s top white collar practices
  • Named Most Impressive Investigations Practice of the Year for 2023

InsuranceAsia News

  • M&A Deal of the Year at the InsuranceAsia News Awards for Excellence 2023


  • Investment Management Group named a 2023 Practice Group of the Year

Private Equity International

  • PEI Hall of Fame member for having won 19 PEI Awards across North America, EMEA and Asia

The Lawyer

  • Consistently named among the top 50 U.S. firms in London

The Legal 500

  • Legal 500 UK (2024): Fourteen practices ranked, including four Tier 1 rankings, and there are 31 rankings for individuals in the guide, including eight Hall of Fame listings
  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2024): Seven practices ranked and nine individual rankings, including three Hall of Fame listings

Who’s Who Legal 

  • White Collar & Regulatory Defense Group named Firm of the Year in the Business Crime Defense category

Who's Who Legal: Arbitration

  • Recognizes 25 lawyers as 2024 leading arbitration practitioners for their exceptional work resolving complex international disputes

Pro Bono

Along with being a charter signatory to the Pro Bono Institute’s Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge (meaning we agree to commit at least 5% of our annual billed time to pro bono matters), the firm has been broadly recognized for our dedication to pro bono legal services:

  • Received a 2023 Institutional Cornerstone Award from the Lawyers Alliance for New York. Over the past five years, through its partnership with Lawyers Alliance, more than 100 Debevoise attorneys have handled nearly 50 substantial legal matters for nonprofits, including Accompany Capital, Think!Chinatown, Bay Ridge Center and Covenant Ballet Theatre of Brooklyn
  • The firm’s collaboration in the Domestic Abuse Response Alliance won the Local Impact Award at the 2023 PILnet forum’s Global Awards and was named Pro Bono Initiative of the Year at The Lawyer Awards, 2023
  • Received the Getting Out and Staying Out (GOSO) 2023 Justice Award
  • Recognized at the Financial Times’ 2023 Innovative Lawyer Europe Awards for the firm's work on the Afghan Pro Bono Initiative
  • Partner and Co-Chair of the Commercial Litigation Group, Mark P. Goodman, received The Legal Aid Society’s 2023 Servant of Justice Award, recognizing lawyers who have demonstrated a dedicated commitment to the pursuit of equitable justice and have gone “above and beyond” to support the work of The Legal Aid Society and New York City communities
  • Litigation partner and former judge John Gleeson received The American Lawyer’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr.Gleeson founded and runs The Holloway Project, a pro bono initiative dedicated to obtaining sentencing relief for inmates, largely men of color, who received egregiously long prison sentences due to mandatory minimum provisions that Congress has since overturned. Learn more about the Holloway Project here
  • Pro bono counsel Jennifer Cowan received the Muslim Bar Association of New York’s 2023 Champion of Justice Award for her exceptional commitment to social justice and pro bono representation

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Asian American Bar Association of New York

  • Received the Asian American Bar Association of New York’s 2023 AABANY Law Firm Diversity Award in recognition of its longstanding commitment to improving diversity, equity and inclusion within the legal profession

Chambers Associate 

  • Named a 2023 Leading Firm for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, which is determined by factors including hiring, mentoring, work allocation, promotion and policies related to mental health and parenting

Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index

  • Earned a 100% ranking and the designation as one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality in the 2023-2024 Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, the nation’s foremost measure of LGBTQ+ workplace equality

Mansfield Certification

  • Achieved Mansfield 6.0 Certification, an honor awarded to U.S. law firms that demonstrate exceptional dedication and commitment to accountability, transparency and knowledge sharing in their talent practices