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

Reuters Video Highlights UN Sustainable Development Goals in Action at Debevoise


This video showcases the firm’s efforts related to three of the UN SDGs – gender equality, creating jobs and economic growth and building peace, justice and institutions – and how Debevoise promotes these goals through our everyday client service in private equity and investment management, international disputes, M&A, business integrity, pro bono and other practices, and public service activities.