Our Lawyer Stories

Jim Pastore, Partner
"Forget early responsibility. At Debevoise, you get instant responsibility. It was clear from the moment I arrived as a junior associate that my job was to get the right answer for the client. When partners with 20+ years of experience turned to me and genuinely asked for my views, it was incredibly motivating and great for my growth as a lawyer. That served me well as a junior associate at Debevoise and later as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, and it now serves me well as a partner. After five years at the S.D.N.Y., there were a lot of places where I could have practiced law. I returned to Debevoise because this is home. I came back for the opportunities to work with great colleagues on some of the highest-profile matters at the cutting edge of the law. It’s just a fun way to practice. If you’re intellectually curious and thrive in an environment that demands excellence and encourages teamwork and creativity, Debevoise will feel like home to you, too."