Debevoise is committed to serving our clients through excellence in lawyering. We receive numerous accolades recognizing this commitment and the firm’s market prominence worldwide. Over 90% of the firm’s corporate partners are ranked by Chambers, The Legal 500 or IFLR1000.

“They have a depth of resources, are pragmatic and hands-on, and have good judgement of what is commercially important for the client.”

— Chambers UK

21 former prosecutors and senior government officials, including a former Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission and 14 former Assistant U.S. Attorneys


Nine women litigators included in Top 250 Women in Litigation by Benchmark Litigation 2023


Earned a 100% ranking and the designation as one of the “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality” in the 2023-2024 Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index


Recognized as one of the “Leading Firms for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion” by Chambers Associate 2023

“We have been impressed with their ability to analyse difficult fact scenarios and to apply them to international legal principles.”

— Chambers Global

“They are outstanding; incredibly sharp, astute, and are business as well as legal-minded. They consider all angles of the issues at hand.”

— Chambers USA

The A-List

  • Ranked in the Top 10 in The American Lawyer 2023 A-List and in the Top 20 on International’s A-List, the only firm to appear on The American Lawyer’s list every year since its inception in 2003 (recognition of the nation’s most well-rounded, elite firms)

Benchmark Litigation

  • Nine Debevoise women litigators were named to Benchmark Litigation’s 2023 Top 250 Women in Litigation 
  • Since the inception of Benchmark Litigation's Top 250 Women in Litigation in 2013, the firm's partners have been recognized every year for demonstrating its tradition of serving clients at the highest levels and of contributing to the development and advancement of distinguished women leaders

Chambers & Partners

  • Chambers USA 2023: Recognized as a leading firm in 44 practice areas and with 100 individual lawyer rankings
  • Chambers Global 2024: Recognized for leadership in 50 practice areas worldwide and received Band 1 rankings in 19 categories. Fourteen lawyers earned Band 1 rankings
  • Chambers UK 2024: Ranked as a leading firm in 13 separate areas, with 32 rankings for individuals in the guide, including 9 Band 1 rankings
  • Chambers Latin America 2024: Ranked Band 1 in International Arbitration and Corporate Crime & Investigations, and Band 2 for Corporate/M&A; with respect to Corporate Crime & Investigations, we are one of only two firms ranked Band 1
  • Chambers Asia-Pacific and Chambers Greater China 2024: Seven practices were recognized and there are eight rankings for individuals in the guide
Financial Times
  • Winner in the Innovation in Digitizing Legal Services category at the Financial Times’ 2022 North America Innovative Lawyers Awards. The firm was selected for the Debevoise Data Portal, which consists of a groundbreaking suite of tools that helps clients address business-critical data security and artificial intelligence regulatory issues

Global Investigations Review

  • Named Most Impressive Investigations Practice of the Year at the 2023 Global Investigations Review Awards

InsuranceAsia News

  • M&A Deal of the Year at the InsuranceAsia News Awards for Excellence 2023

International Tax Review

  • Honored with the Impact Deal of the Year award at the International Tax Review Americas Tax Awards 2022 for the firm’s role in advising Discovery in its acquisition of WarnerMedia from AT&T


  • Debevoise Investment Management Group named a 2023 Practice Group of the Year in the Fund Formation category 
  • Debevoise Capital Markets, Investment Management and Intellectual Property Groups named 2022 Practice Groups of the Year
  • Debevoise International Dispute Resolution, Investment Management, M&A and White Collar Groups named 2021 Practice Groups of the Year
  • Debevoise Intellectual Property and Fund Formation/Investment Management Groups recognized as 2020 Practice Groups of the Year
  • Debevoise International Disputes Resolution Group named a 2019 International Arbitration Practice Group of the Year
  • Debevoise Capital Markets and Private Equity Groups recognized as 2018 Practice Groups of the Year

The Lawyer

  • Consistently named among the top 50 U.S. firms in London

The Legal 500

  • Legal 500 UK (2024): Fourteen practices ranked, including four Tier 1 rankings, and there are 31 rankings for individuals in the guide, including eight Hall of Fame listings
  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2024): Seven practices ranked and nine individual rankings, including three Hall of Fame listings

Private Equity International

  • Inducted into the PEI Hall of Fame for having won 19 PEI Awards across North America, EMEA and Asia

Who’s Who Legal

  • White Collar & Regulatory Defense Group named Firm of the Year in the Business Crime Defense category at the 2023 Who’s Who Legal Awards

Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration

  • In the 2024 edition of Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration, 25 Debevoise lawyers have been recognized as leading arbitration practitioners for their exceptional work resolving complex international disputes

Pro Bono

The Pro Bono Institute

  • The Pro Bono Institute awarded the firm one of our industry’s most prestigious honors, the John H. Pickering Award, for our outstanding commitment to pro bono legal services.

International Bar Association

  • Debevoise received the International Bar Association (IBA) Group Member Award for our pro bono contributions to the IBA’s work, including efforts related to combating human trafficking, sustainability, modern slavery and political prisoners in North Korea. 

National Legal Aid & Defender Association

  • NLADA has recognized Debevoise with the Beacon of Justice Award for The Holloway Project. Founded by John Gleeson, a litigation partner and former U.S. District Court judge, The Holloway Project is the firm’s successful pro bono effort to seek relief for federal prisoners serving excessively long sentences resulting from now-defunct mandatory sentencing provisions. 

Manhattan Legal Services

  • Debevoise and Citizens Bank were honored by Manhattan Legal Services for our many joint representations of low-income New Yorkers applying for naturalization.

Kids In Need Of Defense (KIND)

  • A Debevoise team was named by KIND as among their Pro Bono Attorneys of the Year for being “fierce advocates” in our representation of our client, her two sons and her niece who were forcibly separated at the U.S. border under the “zero-tolerance” policy.

GivX Report

  • Debevoise’s pro bono program was recognized in a GivX Report, a framework that helps analyze, benchmark and celebrate community investment, as having one of the leading community investment programs among law firms in the UK. The firm was ranked among the top three contributing law firms and our professional volunteering in particular was celebrated as one of the top five out of contributors across all sectors.

LawWorks Annual Pro Bono Awards

  • Debevoise was recognized at the annual LawWorks Pro Bono Awards, where the firm was highly commended in the Best International Pro Bono category for our work with the Centre for Reproductive Rights, and won in the Best New Pro Bono Activity category for our work with the UK charity Bail for Immigration Detainees.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Asian American Bar Association of New York’s 2023 AABANY Law Firm Diversity Award

  • Debevoise received the Asian American Bar Association of New York’s 2023 AABANY Law Firm Diversity Award in recognition of its longstanding commitment to improving diversity, equity and inclusion within the legal profession.

Chambers Associate 2023

  • Recognized as one of the Leading Firms for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion by Chambers Associate 2023.

Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index 2023-2024

  • Earned a 100% ranking and the designation as one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality in the 2023-2024 Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality.

Mansfield Certification

  • Achieved Mansfield 6.0 Certification, an honor awarded to U.S. law firms that demonstrate exceptional dedication and commitment to accountability, transparency and knowledge sharing in their talent practices.