Debevoise Senior Chair Mary Jo White Honored at 2023 Benchmark Litigation USA Awards

17 March 2023

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP Senior Chair Mary Jo White has received the “Hall of Fame” award at the 2023 Benchmark Litigation USA Awards, which celebrates the leading firms and most distinguished litigators across the country. Ms. White was recognized with the award for her extensive work prosecuting and defending a wide range of white collar criminal and civil cases as former Chair of the SEC, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York and in her current role at the firm.

Additionally, Benchmark Litigation named partners David Bernstein to the shortlist for IP Litigator of the Year, Andrew Ceresney for Securities Litigator of the Year, Mary Jo White for White Collar Crimes/ Investigations Litigator of the Year, and Catherine Amirfar, Mark Friedman and Ina Popova for International Arbitration Litigator of the Year. The firm was also shortlisted for the International Arbitration Firm of the Year Award and the White Collar/ Investigations Firm of the Year Award.

For over four decades, Debevoise’s International Dispute Resolution Group has offered winning advocacy, commercial judgment, and a ferocious client dedication unmatched by any other firm in the world. The Group is the only firm in the world to be ranked in Band 1 for both Public International Law and International Arbitration by Chambers Global every year for the last eight years. Global Arbitration Review has remarked that “if any team has consistently brought home ‘the big results,’ it seems to be Debevoise.”

Debevoise’s Intellectual Property Group handles a wide variety of cases around the world, including trademark, trade dress and advertising disputes; copyright matters in media and entertainment; right of publicity issues; and unfair competition, trade secret and patent cases. Many of its cases have cross-border components, and it has deep experience across a wide range of industries. The Group has been selected as Managing Intellectual Property’s “Trademark Contentious Firm of the Year” in four of the last seven years. The team was also named the Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year at the Chambers USA Awards in 2022 and recognized as a Law360 Practice Group of the Year in 2022.

Debevoise’s award-winning White Collar & Regulatory Defense Group is ranked as one of the world’s top practices by Global Investigations Review and as Band 1 by Chambers on both sides of the Atlantic for its complex representations of clients facing litigation and public policy crises, as well as Band 1 in the U.S. for securities enforcement. Selected by Law360 as a 2021 White Collar Practice Group of the Year and by Benchmark Litigation as the 2022 White Collar Firm of the Year, the group has been involved in some of the most significant investigations, litigations, and resolutions over the past few years, and offers international and domestic clients a depth of experience and global reach that allows for effective and strategic counsel.