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

“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

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:

JPMorgan Chase

American Airlines


American Civil Liberties Union

Legal Aid Society


American Express Company

Major League Soccer

American Museum of Natural History

McKinsey & Company

Apple Inc.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

BlackRock Inc.


Blackstone Group

Morgan Stanley & Co.


National Basketball Association

Bristol-Myers Squibb

NBC Universal

Carlyle Group


Colgate-Palmolive Company


Condé Nast


Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Pfizer Inc.

Dow Jones & Company

Prudential Financial

Elliot Management

Shell International 



General Electric

The Ford Foundation


U.S. Department of Justice

Goldman Sachs

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Google Inc.

United Nations



International Monetary Fund

Walt Disney Company

Johnson & Johnson

Warby Parker