Debevoise Recognized as ‘White Collar Firm of the Year,’ Mary Jo White Inducted into ‘Hall of Fame’ at the 2018 Benchmark Litigation U.S. Awards

16 February 2018

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP was recognized as the “White Collar Firm of the Year” and senior chair Mary Jo White was inducted into the “Hall of Fame” at the 2018 Benchmark Litigation U.S. Awards.

Benchmark Litigation focuses exclusively on the litigation market and is a guide to America’s leading litigation firms and attorneys. Awards are given based on extensive research and comprehensive interviews with litigators and their clients to identify the leading litigation practices across the country.

With Ms. White’s “Hall of Fame” induction, Benchmark Litigation recognized her decades of work prosecuting and defending a wide range of white collar criminal and civil cases. She has served as Chair of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York and as a well-known private practitioner in high-profile matters. Continuing her remarkable career, today Ms. White’s practice focuses on counseling boards of directors and representing clients on significant and sensitive matters, including companies facing crises involving multi-faceted government investigations and cases.

Debevoise’s award winning White Collar & Regulatory Defense Group excels in complex representations for clients facing corporate crises. The Group’s depth of experience and global reach allows for effective and strategic counsel with international and domestic clients, from defending against criminal prosecutions and civil enforcement actions, to conducting internal investigations, negotiating complex global settlements and facilitating cooperation with government regulators. The firm’s recently announced Strategic Crisis Response and Solutions Group leverages the expertise of six elite crisis teams in order to mobilize more quickly than ever the judgment, experience and savvy needed to help businesses respond to almost any significant matter and reputational emergency.

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.