Career Paths of Debevoise Alumni

Beyond Debevoise


Debevoise lawyers who choose to pursue opportunities beyond the firm do so with an exemplary foundation of experience, training and contacts. The firm’s career counselor provides guidance and support to Debevoise lawyers as they explore career options, while also cultivating relationships with partners who have client relationships that can lead to career opportunities.


Debevoise attracts individuals with wide-ranging ambitions, and we take great pride in the accomplishments of our alumni, who have used their Debevoise training and work experience as a springboard into fascinating and fulfilling careers, both inside and outside of law.


Alumni Testimonials

“I really loved my experience at Debevoise and, since going in-house, I’ve stayed very connected to the partners and associates I’ve worked with. I serve on a board with a litigation partner who has been a mentor since I was a summer associate more than 10 years ago.” 

– Cari Wint, Senior Counsel – Bristol-Meyers Squibb (Debevoise Class of 2008)

“My experience at Debevoise helped in my transition to being general counsel for a large asset management firm. At Debevoise, I learned to trust in your common sense, your ability to learn and think on your feet. Debevoise gave me that courage and confidence.” 

– Peter Alderman, General Counsel – Americas, GoldenTree Asset Management (Debevoise Class of 1999)

Opportunities for Alumni

Our alumni have gone on to hold important positions in some of the most prominent companies, financial institutions, government and quasi-government organizations, non-profit institutions and universities in the U.S. and throughout the world including: 


AIG Deloitte LLP Lyft Sotheby’s D.E. Shaw & Co. Major League Soccer Stanford University
American Airlines Dow Jones & Company Massachusetts Institute of Technology Stone Point Capital
American Civil Liberties Union Elliott Management McKinsey & Company Take-Two Interactive
American Express Company Facebook Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Third Point
American Museum of Federal Reserve Bank of New York MetLife Time Warner Inc.
Natural History The Ford Foundation Morgan Stanley & Co. Tishman Speyer
Apple Inc. Fortress Investment Group National Basketball Association T-Mobile
Bank of America Merrill Lynch General Electric Company NBC Universal Tory Burch
Bank of New York Mellon Georgetown University NHL Enterprises TPG Capital
Barclays GlaxoSmithKline Nickelodeon Tribune Company
BlackRock Inc. Goldman Sachs Nintendo Twitter Inc.
The Blackstone Group Google Inc. Northwestern University UBS Financial Services
Bloomberg L.P. GSO Capital Partners Novartis Pharmaceuticals United Airlines
Bristol-Myers Squibb HarbourVest Partners Oaktree Capital Management The United Nations
Brookfield Asset Management Harvard University PayPal U.S. Department of Justice
The Carlyle Group HBO PepsiCo U.S. Securities and Exchange
CBS News Hess Corporation Pfizer Inc. U.S. Department of Treasury
Christie’s IBM Corporation Pirelli North America Commission 
Citigroup International Monetary Fund Princeton University Verizon
Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Itaú Unibanco Prudential Financial Viacom Inc.
The Clorox Company  Johnson & Johnson Random House Visa Inc.
Colgate-Palmolive Company JPMorgan Chase Shell International Warner Brothers
Columbia University Kelso & Company Siemens WeWork Companies
Condé Nast Lazard  Simon & Schuster Yale University
Council on Foreign Relations Legal Aid Society Societe Generale  
Credit Suisse L’Oreal Sony Corporation