Nicholas F. Potter and Paul L. Lee are Named Lawyers of Year by the Best Lawyers 2017 Edition for New York City

15 November 2016

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP partner Nicholas F. Potter and of counsel Paul L. Lee have been recognized as New York Lawyers of the Year in the 2017 edition of Best Lawyers.

The 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2017) includes 54,905 attorneys in 140 practice areas, covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Mr. Potter is a corporate partner, Co-Chair of the firm’s Financial Institutions Group and a member of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets Groups. He also served as the Co-Chair of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee from 2001-2012. Mr. Potter’s practice focuses on corporate transactions in the insurance industry; he advises insurers and reinsurers, private equity firms, investment banks, and other industry participants on public and private mergers, acquisitions, restructurings, corporate governance, regulatory issues, and capital markets transactions and financings including life insurance “embedded value” and excess reserve financings.

Mr. Lee is the former Co-Chair of the firm’s Banking Group and is a member of our Financial Institutions Group. He has extensive experience in the banking industry as a corporate lawyer, both as a general counsel and in private practice, as well as experience in the public sector with leading bank supervisory agencies. Mr. Lee has also served as a member of the adjunct faculty of Columbia Law School for the last fifteen years.

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.