Daniel Abuhoff is a retired partner. He was a litigation partner and has been described in Chambers USA as “extremely experienced and pragmatic,” “very proactive,” “thoughtful,” “balanced” and “business-focused”; a “persuasive negotiator”; a litigator with the ability to “fine-tune an argument” and a “first-rate attorney, who combines technical acumen with a great sense of humor, which helps put clients at ease in difficult situations.” In sum, Mr. Abuhoff is an “immensely practical and well-informed counselor”—“direct, to the point and creative”—“who leaves esoteric advice at the door.” Mr. Abuhoff has also been recommended by The Legal 500 US.
Mr. Abuhoff has tried cases in courtrooms across the country and in arbitrations here and abroad. His practice encompassed a wide range of litigation with a specialty in antitrust, including practicing extensively before the U.S. antitrust enforcement agencies. He has shepherded numerous transactions through those agencies, including noteworthy mergers in the radio, oil and gas, packaging and consumer goods industries. He has also handled numerous environmental matters under CERCLA and state regulatory regimes, including PRP disputes turning on scientific evidence and successorship issues.
Mr. Abuhoff has practiced at Debevoise for over 35 years; he became a partner in 1988. He received his A.B. magna cum laude from Princeton University in 1975 and his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1978, where he was a Kent Scholar. Mr. Abuhoff is admitted to appear in numerous courts, including the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.