Henry Lebowitz is a corporate partner and a member of the Corporate Intellectual Property Group. His practice focuses on leading the IP and technology aspects of mergers and acquisitions, financings, capital markets and other corporate transactions.

Mr. Lebowitz has advised companies on complex transactions, litigation, portfolio development and other IP matters in an array of industries. He also regularly assists clients in evaluating patents, trademarks and other intellectual property, developing effective IP portfolios, assessing the merits of IP-related litigation and other disputes and implementing strategies to avoid or favorably resolve such disputes.

Mr. Lebowitz is a lecturer at Columbia University School of Law, where he has co-taught the advanced patent law seminar since 1997. Since 2012, he also has taught an IP legal practice workshop at the law school.

Prior to joining Debevoise, Mr. Lebowitz was a partner at a leading international law firm, where he headed the firm’s technology transactions practice. Previously, he served as an IP litigator at a New York City-based boutique law firm, where he became a partner in 2002. From 1995 to 1996, he served as a law clerk to the Hon. Raymond C. Clevenger III of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. From 1990 to 1992, he worked as a patent examiner in the United States Patent and Trademark Office, examining patent applications in the fields of digital error correction, computer reliability and business methods and systems.

Mr. Lebowitz joined Debevoise in 2017. He earned his J.D. in 1995 from Columbia University School of Law, where he was a James Kent Scholar, the recipient of the Carroll G. Harper Prize in Intellectual Property and a member of the Law Review. He received a B.S. from Columbia University in 1989.


  • Columbia Law School, 1995, J.D.
  • Columbia University, 1989, B.S.

Bar Admissions

  • New York