Four Debevoise Practices Named “Practice Groups of the Year” by Law360

21 December 2015

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP today announced that its Business Restructuring & Workouts, Healthcare, Intellectual Property and Mergers & Acquisitions groups have been named among Law360’s “Practice Groups of the Year.”

According to Law360, practices selected were chosen from over 700 submissions and included those that “came through for clients by sealing the biggest deals and securing wins in high-stakes litigation.”

Debevoise’s Business Restructuring & Workouts Group regularly plays a major role in high-profile out-of-court restructurings, strategic transactions and litigation involving troubled businesses, Chapter 11 cases and cross-border insolvencies. The Group advises companies, creditors, sponsors, boards of directors, acquirors and other parties-in-interest in complex distressed situations, and is widely recognized by clients and peers for providing business-oriented and sophisticated advice on the wide range of legal issues triggered by financial distress.

The Debevoise Healthcare Group employs a highly coordinated, multidisciplinary approach to address transactional, litigation and intellectual property matters for leading healthcare companies and for private equity firms investing in the industry. The Group’s transactional work includes complex acquisitions, both leveraged and unleveraged, cross-border transactions and securities issues. The Group’s litigation and enforcement practices include bet-the-company litigation, government and internal investigations, a wide variety of complex civil cases, intellectual property issues, advertising disputes, and international dispute resolution. The Group also regularly counsels healthcare clients regarding compliance programs, governance, preventive measures and collateral consequences of criminal proceedings. The Group routinely represents board committees in conducting independent investigations and compliance reviews.

Debevoise’s Intellectual Property Group is recognized by clients and adversaries alike as one of the strongest practices of its kind. The Group handles a wide variety of major litigation and transactional matters nationwide, including trademark, trade dress, copyright, privacy, trade secrets, advertising, right of publicity and Internet domain name disputes, as well as advice on cybersecurity and data privacy. The Group’s litigators are renowned for their tough-mindedness and practicality, and the corporate lawyers play integral roles in advising on a range of transactions and commercial business activities implicating intellectual property rights, information technology and privacy matters.

Debevoise’s Mergers & Acquisitions Group is widely considered an advisor of choice to the world’s leading corporations, financial institutions and private equity firms, having advised on a number of the most complex, highest-stakes deals in the market. The Group offers clients sophisticated and market-wise teams in both public and private M&A, regularly develops innovative structures and approaches, and deals smoothly and effectively with associated shareholder and governance issues, activist challenges and related litigation. It also brings a wealth of industry-specific experience in areas such as private equity; insurance and financial institutions; healthcare; technology, media & telecommunications; asset management; aviation; and energy, mining and natural resources.

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is a premier law firm with market-leading practices, a global perspective and strong New York roots. We deliver effective solutions to our clients’ most important legal challenges, applying clear commercial judgment and a distinctively collaborative approach.