Directors Name Debevoise Among Top Firms for Corporate Governance

9 January 2015
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has represented boards and board committees in critical transactions, investigations and controversies for decades.  This week, the firm was ranked as a top law firm specializing in corporate governance issues by Directors & Board, a quarterly journal dedicated to the topics of leadership and corporate governance.
Debevoise ranked in the top 10 firms in each of the three key categories: “Best In Dealing With Director Liability Issues,” “Best In Dealing With General Corporate Governance Issues” and “Best In Dealing With Board-Level M&A Issues.”  The 2014 survey asked directors to name up to three firms that they considered preeminent in these critical corporate governance areas.  According to Directors & Boards, the resulting lists, published in the Fourth Quarter 2014 issue, represent the most “top-of-mind” law firms among respondents.
The Debevoise Corporate Governance Group includes M&A and general corporate lawyers, securities experts, executive compensation specialists, and litigators and white collar defense lawyers – all of whom have deep experience helping management and boards navigate some of the most challenging legal terrain in the world.  The team represents clients in contested M&A deals, proxy fights, boards’ internal investigations and high-stakes litigation matters.  It counsels companies on dealing with activists, managing risks, responding to corporate crises, designing compliance programs, and making critical strategic decisions.
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is a premier law firm with market-leading practices, a global perspective and strong New York roots. The firm’s commercially savvy lawyers regularly lead strategic transactions and complex disputes for world-class clients.