Six Debevoise Partners Named to Lawdragon’s 2021 “500 Leading Lawyers in America” List

1 February 2021

Lawdragon has recognized six partners in its 2021 “500 Leading Lawyers in America” list, including Presiding Partner Michael Blair, Deputy Presiding Partner Bruce Yannett, Catherine Amirfar, Andrew Bab, Judge John Gleeson and David O’Neil.

The Lawdragon 500 guide reflects the significant accomplishments of leading lawyers over the past year and were selected by Lawdragon’s editorial board through submissions, journalistic research and vetting from a board of renowned peers.

Michael Blair is the firm’s Presiding Partner. Mr. Blair has served as lead counsel in a host of major M&A transactions, advised senior executives and boards of directors on governance matters and handled securities transactions for clients across a range of industries.

Bruce Yannett is Deputy Presiding Partner of the firm, a member of the firm’s Management Committee and Chair of the White Collar & Regulatory Defense Group. He focuses on white collar criminal defense, regulatory enforcement and internal investigations.

Catherine Amirfar is Co-Chair of the firm’s Public International Law Group. She focuses on public international law, international commercial and treaty arbitration and international and complex commercial litigation.

Andrew Bab is a member of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions practice and Private Equity Group and Co-Head of the Healthcare & Life Sciences Group. Mr. Bab has worked extensively on public and private acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures, including cross-border transactions for both private equity and corporate clients, as well as licensing arrangements and other corporate transactions.

Judge Gleeson is a member of the firm’s White Collar & Regulatory Defense Group and Commercial Litigation practice and served as a United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York for 22 years. A fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, Judge Gleeson’s practice focuses on white collar defense, complex civil litigation, internal investigations, and dispute resolution.

David O’Neil is a litigation partner and member of the firm’s White Collar & Regulatory Defense Group who served for eight years in prominent positions within the Department of Justice. Mr. O’Neil focuses on white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, anti-corruption and FCPA defense and congressional investigations.