Working in San Francisco

From our office in the heart of San Francisco’s vibrant financial district, Debevoise corporate, regulatory and litigation lawyers handle groundbreaking work for the Bay Area’s most innovative companies, especially in the technology and private investment sectors, while serving as a critical hub in the firm’s global office network. Our work in the region includes advising clients on a range of corporate transactions as well as cutting edge issues like cryptocurrency regulation, groundbreaking fund structures and ESG guidance. Led by seven Debevoise partners, the office provides capabilities in mergers and acquisitions, private equity fund formation, white collar and regulatory defense, data strategy and security and intellectual property litigation.

 

Fast facts about the firm

 

Global. More than 800 lawyers work in offices across three continents, within integrated global practices, serving clients around the world.

 

We promote from within. Nearly 75% of our partners are homegrown, but our core values and distinctive culture also attract high-caliber laterals.

 

An intelligent approach. Our team begins each client relationship by first developing a deep understanding of the client’s business. We then pursue each and every matter with both intensity and creativity to achieve optimal results.

 

Teamwork. Debevoise is one of the few firms with a lockstep compensation system for associates and partners. Lockstep economics create a culture of collaboration among all lawyers. Associates and clients benefit because matters are led by partners who are best suited to handle them.

 

Diverse and inclusive. Debevoise is consistently recognized as one of the leading firms for diversity. We believe that a diverse workforce, where all of our colleagues feel respected, builds a stronger firm, and benefits clients and the wider community. For more about our diversity initiatives, click here.

 

Pro Bono. Debevoise consistently ranks among the top law firms for pro bono work. Our pro bono work ranges from landmark international and national disputes, to representing low-income individuals and not-for-profit organizations in the communities in which we live and work. For more information about our pro bono initiatives and examples of our work, click here.

 

Technology. All associates and summer associates are supported with the latest technology. The firm provides an office PC with a large monitor, an iPhone and your choice of laptop or tablet device for connecting to firm systems remotely. Legal software tools and the latest collection of legal research resources are available along with on-demand tutorials covering the firm’s most frequently used applications and techniques. The firm also provides apps for mobile devices that provide access to your Debevoise subscriptions.