Debevoise Partner Mary Jo White Named One of the 50 Most Powerful Women in New York by Crain’s

21 June 2019

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP partner Mary Jo White has been selected to Crain’s New York Business 2019 50 Most Powerful Women in New York list.

The biennial list highlights New York women with extraordinary influence, impact and power in banking, the arts, healthcare, technology and law, among other areas.

Ms. White, Senior Chair of the firm, a litigation partner within the firm’s award winning White Collar & Regulatory Defense Group and leader of the firm’s Strategic Crisis Response and Solutions Group, is the highest ranking law firm partner on the list. In her entry, she is praised as the only woman to serve as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York in the state’s history, and for having earned a “reputation as a heavy hitter at every stage of her career.” Ms. White is the former Chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission 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 multifaceted 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 Strategic Crisis Response and Solutions Group leverages our experience across multiple areas to mobilize the judgment, knowledge 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.