Debevoise & Plimpton LLP partner Mary Beth Hogan’s “exemplary leadership and commitment to the greater good” has been recognized with a New York Lawyers for the Public Interest 2018 Law & Society Award.
“Pro bono work is a core value at Debevoise & Plimpton and I am humbled and honored to be recognized by NYLPI, which plays such a critical role in delivering quality pro bono legal help to our most vulnerable fellow New Yorkers,” said Ms. Hogan.
“We are honored to recognize Mary Beth for her leadership and her contributions to New York,” said NYLPI Executive Director McGregor Smyth. “In these times of uncertainty, it’s crucial for members of the legal community to celebrate together our hard-won progress and our key partners in the pursuit of justice for all New Yorkers.”
New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) advances equality and civil rights, with a focus on health justice, disability rights and environmental justice, through the power of community lawyering and partnerships with the private bar. Through community lawyering, NYLPI puts its legal, policy and community organizing expertise at the service of New York City communities and individuals. NYLPI’s partnership with the private bar strengthens its advocacy and connects community groups and nonprofits with critical legal assistance.,
Mary Beth Hogan is a Partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, where she co-chairs the Litigation Department and has a practice that spans several areas. In addition to representing financial institutions in regulatory and enforcement matters, including those involving the Department of Justice, State Attorneys General, the CFPB and New York’s Department of Financial Services, she also advises clients on sensitive employment matters. Over the last decade, she has also conducted numerous independent sexual abuse and sexual harassment investigations for academic and other institutions. Ms. Hogan has been named as a leading lawyer in Chambers USA and by Benchmark Litigation. She has been recognized in The New York Times, The Legal 500 US, and Profiles in Diversity Journal, and received the “Lawyer of the Year for Private Practice” award for gender diversity from Chambers & Partners. In 2007, American Lawyer named Ms. Hogan to its “Young Litigators Fab 50” list. Ms. Hogan serves on the Board of Catalyst and is President of the Board of Directors of Nazareth Housing. She is also on the Board of Trustees of the Armory Foundation and recently completed her term as a Federal Bar Council trustee.
Debevoise lawyers have been dedicated to public service since the firm was founded in 1931. The firm is a charter signatory to the Pro Bono Institute’s Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge™ and has agreed to commit at least 5% of annual billed time to pro bono matters, as well as a signatory to the New York City Bar Statement of Pro Bono Principles. Debevoise takes on a large number of pro bono matters each year ranging from landmark international and national disputes to representing low-income individuals in the communities in which we live and practice. Debevoise is regularly among the top firms in The American Lawyer’s annual pro bono survey and The American Lawyer’s “A-List,” which is based in part on commitment to pro bono legal service.
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.