Debevoise Ranked Second in Latest GIR 30

26 October 2020

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has been ranked second by Global Investigations Review in its annual guide recognizing the world’s leading investigation practices.

The GIR 30 publication is now in its sixth year, and provides a guide to the top thirty global firms to turn to during the lifecycle of an investigation and its aftermath. Based on extensive research, it lists the law firms and investigations consultancies from around the world best able to handle sophisticated cross-border government-led and internal investigations and related settlement negotiations or prosecutions of corporates and individuals.

In ranking Debevoise, GIR cites the firm’s “ability to juggle a host of complex matters across multiple countries.” It also pays tribute to the Debevoise team, recognizing that the firm’s “expertise has grown over the past 25 years to nearly 40 partners and counsel across the globe,” and that the team includes “some of the most experienced former government officials in private practice.”

Debevoise’s White Collar and Regulatory Defense Group excels in high-profile, complex representations for clients facing corporate crises. The team’s experience includes defending against criminal prosecutions and civil enforcement actions, securities related litigation, conducting internal investigations, negotiating complex global settlements, and facilitating cooperation with government regulators. The team also routinely counsels clients regarding preventive measures, compliance programs and the collateral consequences of criminal proceedings.