Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration Names Seven Debevoise Lawyers as Future Leaders

4 January 2017

In an inaugural edition focused on the selection of outstanding attorneys aged 45 or under, Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration has selected seven Debevoise & Plimpton LLP lawyers as Future Leaders. Catherine Amirfar, Natalie L. Reid, Patrick Taylor, Ina C. PopovaAimee-Jane Lee, Floriane Lavaud and Samantha J. Rowe each have been given this honor due to the number and strength of recommendations they received from clients and private practitioners.

Ms. Amirfar recently re-joined the firm after two years as the Counselor on International Law to the Legal Adviser at the US Department of State. Who’s Who Legal describes her as “absolutely first rate with a spectacular breadth of experience.” Ms. Reid also drew admiring comment: “she is a great and very positive leader who values flexibility and teamwork, and an exceptional lawyer who stands out in complex cases." Also in New York, Ms. Popova is “very bright, impressively efficient and extremely well liked in the community” and Ms. Lavaud is described as having “impressive advocacy skills, expertise, experience, multistate legal qualifications and superb client skills." In London, Mr. Taylor is “extremely perceptive and very clever.” Who’s Who Legal also describes Aimee-Jane Lee as “diligent, effective and insightful" and she is listed alongside the “terrific” Samantha Rowe who is “doing great things.”

Ms. Amirfar is a litigation partner and Co-Chair of the firm’s Public International Law Group. She practices in New York along with partners Ms. Reid and Ms. Popova and senior associate Ms. Lavaud in Debevoise’s International Dispute Resolution Group (IDRG). In London, Mr. Taylor is a partner in the IDRG, with Ms. Lee as international counsel and Ms. Rowe as a senior associate. Debevoise’s IDRG practice focuses on international commercial and treaty arbitration, international and complex commercial litigation, and public international law.

Since 1996, Who's Who Legal has identified the foremost legal practitioners in business law based upon comprehensive, independent research. Who’s Who Legal also recognizes the leading firms in over 53 countries. Nominees are selected based on surveys of both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide.

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.