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:

Major League Soccer

American Civil Liberties Union


American Museum of Natural History

Morgan Stanley & Co.

BlackRock Inc.

National Basketball Association

Blackstone Group

Nature Conservancy

Carlyle Group

NBC Universal

Clayton, Dubilier & Rice


Colgate-Palmolive Company


Dow Jones & Company

Pfizer Inc.


Prudential Financial

Goldman Sachs


Google Inc.

U.S. Department of Justice

HarperCollins Publishers

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Johnson & Johnson

United Nations

JPMorgan Chase



Walt Disney Company

 Legal Aid Society