Debevoise’s Insurance and Private Equity Practice Groups Recognized as 2016 “Practice Groups of the Year” by Law360

11 January 2017

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP’s Insurance and Private Equity Groups have both been recognized as 2016 “Practice Groups of the Year.” Law360’s annual practice group awards highlight “the law firms that racked up victories in litigation and closed the big deals to make their mark among clients and throughout the legal industry.” Winners are selected “with an eye toward landmark matters and general excellence.”

The Law360 “Practice Groups of the Year” awards are the latest honors for the Insurance and Private Equity Groups at Debevoise. Recent awards include the Chambers USA Award for Excellence – “Insurance (Insurer) Team of the Year,” while the Private Equity practice received international recognition as “Law Firm of the Year-Transactions” in North America by Private Equity International, and was noted for the 2016 “Global M&A Deal of the Year in American Lawyer for their work in Canada on CPPIB’s purchase of Antares Capital.

Individual partners have received acclaim in both groups. Marilyn A. Lion and Alexander R. Cochran were named “Rising Stars” in Insurance by Law360 for both 2016 and 2015. Euromoney named Rebecca F. Silberstein “Best in Investment Funds”, and Erica Berthou, Shannon Rose Selden, and Kevin A. Rinker were named MVPs by Law360 in Asset Management and Private Equity.

Debevoise’s Insurance Group handles the most complex insurance industry transactions, the highest-stakes disputes and the most challenging regulatory engagements. The Debevoise Insurance Group advises insurance companies, reinsurers, private equity firms, hedge funds, asset managers, insurance brokers and intermediaries and significant industry associations. Lawyers are dedicated to M&A, finance, capital markets, regulatory, tax, employment and litigation experts all with a deep commitment to the industry.

Debevoise’s Private Equity practice is a cornerstone of the firm’s Corporate Department, representing every type of private equity firm and advising them on all aspects of their business for over 35 years. The diversity of those clients, with different investment strategies, industry and geographic focus, provides a deeply informed view of market trends and developments on a real-time basis.

Debevoise & Plimpton 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.