Debevoise Recognized with IBA Group Member Pro Bono Award

2 November 2022

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has been recognized with the International Bar Association (IBA) Group Member Award for its substantial commitment to public service and its pro bono contributions to the work of the IBA, including work related to combating human trafficking, sustainability, modern slavery and political prisoners in North Korea.

In a ceremony which took place on October 31, Debevoise litigation partners David W. Rivkin and Peter Goldsmith KC accepted the award on behalf of the firm during the IBA’s Annual Conference held in Miami, Florida.

Debevoise provides a wide array of pro bono legal services to marginalized communities and underserved populations on matters ranging from landmark international and national disputes to representations of low-income individuals. We also partner with clients on a range of corporate, litigation and tax pro bono matters in clinic settings, and on individual matters. In 2021, the firm’s lawyers in the U.S. provided over 70,000 hours of free legal services to individuals, nonprofit organizations and low-income entrepreneurs. See an overview of the firm’s pro bono program in this new video.