Debevoise Names Seven New Partners

28 May 2019

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is pleased to announce that Cécile Beurrier, Christopher Boyne, Jane Engelhardt, Eric T. Juergens, Arian M. June, Timothy McIver and Franklin L. Mitchell will become partners of the firm effective July 1, 2019. Taking into account this year’s class of partner promotions, women represent 41% of all internal promotions to partnership at the firm over the past 12 years. The three partner promotions in the firm’s London office this year represent the largest number of partner promotions in that office in any one year. Altogether 10 London-based lawyers have been promoted to partnership over the past five years.

Cécile Beurrier, based in the London office, is a member of the firm’s Tax Department. Her practice focuses on advising sponsors of private equity, debt, secondaries, emerging markets and other fund strategies on structuring and operational matters as well as advising sponsors and investors on a broad range of secondaries transactions. She also regularly advises private equity and institutional clients on the tax aspects of M&A, corporate finance and capital markets transactions. Ms. Beurrier holds a Maîtrise from the University of Paris Ouest, a DJCE-DESS from the University of Cergy-Pontoise and a MS from HEC Paris. She received her LL.M. in Taxation from the New York University School of Law in 2000. She is admitted to practice in both New York and Paris.

Christopher Boyne, based in the London office, is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department. He specializes in complex litigation and has wide-ranging litigation experience across a variety of industries and geographies including representing financial institutions, professional services firms and multinational corporations. He has represented clients on numerous high-profile litigation matters, including civil fraud claims, large-scale corporate disputes, shareholder/joint venture disputes and insolvency claims and he regularly advises clients on interim and protective measures in both English and foreign courts. Mr. Boyne received his LL.B. (First Class) in 2003 from Kings College London. He is admitted to practice in England & Wales (2007).

Jane Engelhardt, based in the New York office, is a member of the Investment Management and Private Equity Groups. Her practice focuses on representations of institutional and other investors in connection with their investments in pooled private equity funds and separately managed accounts. She also represents buyers and sellers in secondary purchases and/or sales of interests in private equity funds as well as investors in fund structured co-investments. Ms. Engelhardt received a J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1996, where she was a Stone Scholar all three years, and an M.A. and an M.Phil. from Columbia University in English and Comparative Literature. Ms. Engelhardt received her A.B. from Bryn Mawr College.

Eric T. Juergens, based in the New York office, is a member of the firm’s Capital Markets Group. His practice focuses on the securities laws, representations of issuers and financial intermediaries in capital markets transactions and providing public companies with advice on corporate governance matters and compliance with SEC and stock exchange rules and regulations. Mr. Juergens joined Debevoise in 2011. Mr. Juergens received a J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law summa cum laude in 2011, where he served as a senior articles editor of the St. John’s Law Review and received the Dean Mary C. Daly Memorial Prize and the Joseph Kerzner Prize (Valedictorian). He received an Honors Bachelor of Science degree summa cum laude from the University of Delaware in 2008.

Arian M. June, based in the Washington, D.C. office, is a member of the White Collar & Regulatory Defense Group. Ms. June’s practice focuses on securities enforcement defense, internal investigations, state attorneys general inquiries, white collar criminal defense and sensitive investigations. She has represented financial institutions, publicly traded companies, investment advisers and senior executives in complex regulatory matters, including allegations of securities fraud, insider trading, accounting and corporate disclosure issues, violations of the Bank Secrecy Act, cyber-intrusions and sales practices violations, including matters involving foreign exchange products and the distribution of life insurance products. Ms. June’s practice has a particular emphasis in investigating corporate whistleblower reports and counseling clients on how to mitigate whistleblower-related risks. Ms. June received her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she served as a senior editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. She earned a B.A. cum laude at the University of Maryland. Ms. June served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Royce C. Lamberth, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Timothy McIver, based in the firm’s London office, has over 15 years of experience advising on all aspects of EU and UK competition law, including obtaining clearance for complex merger investigations before the European Commission and UK competition authorities and coordinating merger approvals across multiple jurisdictions worldwide. On the contentious side, he has broad experience advising on behavioral matters in particular EU and UK investigations of alleged abuses of dominance, market investigations and studies as well as representing clients before various UK sectoral regulators. Much of his work is international in nature and involves counseling clients on their global antitrust strategy. Mr. McIver graduated in 1998 with a double first-class honors degree from Trinity Hall, Cambridge (appointed Bateman scholar).

Franklin L. Mitchell, based in the firm’s New York office, is a member of the firm’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group. His practice focuses on a broad range of executive compensation and employee benefits matters in corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions and securities offerings, and on the design, negotiation and implementation of employment agreements and equity-based incentive and other compensation programs for public and private companies, financial sponsors, management groups and individual executives. He also regularly advises financial services clients and investment funds on the fiduciary responsibility provisions of ERISA with respect to the investment of pension plan assets, including VCOC, REOC and other plan assets issues. Mr. Mitchell received a J.D. cum laude from Fordham University School of Law in 2009 and an LL.M. in taxation from New York University School of Law in 2010. He received a B.A. from Emerson College in 2000.

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