Debevoise Honored Twice at the 2016 Americas Women in Business Law Awards

10 June 2016

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP won two awards at the fifth annual Americas Women in Business Law Awards, presented by Euromoney Legal Media Group. Partner Peggy Davenport was named “Best in Private Equity” and partner Rebecca Silberstein was named “Best in Investment Funds.” According to Euromoney, the 2016 awards celebrate the achievements of “women leading the field in the legal sector across the Americas.”

Ms. Davenport, Co-Chair of the firm’s Corporate Department and former Co-Chair of the Private Equity Group, is one of the leading private equity lawyers in the United States. She has a broad-based transactional practice advising private equity firms, portfolio companies and other corporate clients in structuring and negotiating mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, recapitalizations, financings and other transactions. Ms. Davenport is also Chair of the Debevoise Women’s Task Force and one of the founders of the Debevoise Women's Review.

Ms. Silberstein, Co-Chair of the firm’s Private Equity Group, is an internationally recognized leader in the private fund industry and focuses on advising investment banks, financial institutions and boutique firms as sponsors of a broad range of private funds, including global private equity, leveraged buyout, energy and infrastructure, banking and financial services, mezzanine, credit and distressed debt funds and bespoke fund products and separate accounts.

In addition to the awards won by Ms. Davenport and Ms. Silberstein, Debevoise was shortlisted for seven awards: Best in Insolvency and Restructuring – M. Natasha Labovitz; Best in Investment Funds - Erica Berthou; Rising Star: Corporate - Marilyn A. Lion; North America - US Northeast; Best International Firm for Work Life Balance; Best International Firm for Pro Bono Work; and Best International Firm for Women in Business Law.

Over the past 80 years, Debevoise has led the industry in promoting women’s professional development and leadership. The firm has earned an enduring reputation for the strength of its women lawyers and the collaborative firm culture and flexible policies that have made possible the development of several generations of women leaders.

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.