Firm Values

Exceptional Lawyering

Clients First

Excellence and Value

"They are extremely responsive, extremely knowledgeable and able to see the big picture. They make you feel like the number-one client.”

– Chambers USA

Preeminence in the Market and Legal Profession

"If you have something that’s never been done before, this is the firm to call. They are extremely creative and innovative in developing new solutions."

– Chambers USA

True Collaboration




92% of our U.S. associates believe the firm has a high-performance culture, according to a firm survey.

Deliver on Commitments to Clients and One Another


90% of our U.S. associates say they are comfortable sharing their ideas, according to a firm survey.

Commitments to People

Diversity and Inclusion

Talent Development and Training

“It’s difficult to predict the future and where my career will ultimately take me, but moving in-house has reinforced something I already knew: the skills I developed as an associate at Debevoise will allow me to be a successful attorney no matter where I practice.”

- Richard Harper, Alumnus

Serving Others


“Diversity and inclusion are an inherent part of the work environment, and this includes a focus on retention and taking steps as a firm to ensure that diverse associates see a career path for themselves at Debevoise.”

- Tigist Kassahun, Associate

Debevoise Video Highlights Debevoise Fight for Criminal Justice Reform and Against Racial Inequality

This video, “Leveraging The First Step Act to Reduce Excessive Prison Sentences,” highlights the stories of two men for whom Debevoise has obtained reduced sentences through The Holloway Project, the firm’s pro bono initiative to fight for criminal justice reform and against racial inequality. Todd Ellerby and Kevin Haynes were both first-time offenders when over-zealous prosecutors inappropriately charged each man under § 924(c), which resulted in stacked sentences of over 45 years. In the past 18 months, 181 Debevoise lawyers, led by litigation partner John Gleeson, former U.S. District Court judge, have spent nearly 16,000 hours working with Holloway Project clients. To date, the firm has won nearly 30 cases, and has reduced our clients’ prison sentences by over 900 years.