Alessandra Love Simons Joins Debevoise as M&A Partner in San Francisco

1 November 2023
Firm continues West Coast expansion with addition of prominent tech M&A practitioner

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP announced today that Alessandra (Aly) Love Simons has joined its San Francisco office as partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group, further enhancing the firm’s capabilities to service technology and venture-backed companies in the Bay Area and beyond.

Ms. Love Simons is an established leader of the tech M&A community, with deep expertise advising boards and executives through successful M&A exits and helping companies in all stages of growth realize and enhance value. She represents venture-backed and publicly-traded companies in a range of domestic and cross-border transactions, as well as growth equity and venture capital funds in their investments. Ms. Love Simons will practice in the firm’s rapidly growing San Francisco office, which added white collar partner Josh Cohen and commercial litigation partner Abe Tabaie in July.

“We continue to prioritize growth in the Bay Area in response to the increasing demand for sophisticated transactional expertise in the region,” said Presiding Partner Peter Furci. “Aly is an exceptional lawyer with experience that directly aligns with our clients’ needs in navigating the evolving technology landscape.”

Ms. Love Simons joins Michael Diz, co-chair of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions Group, who relocated to San Francisco to launch the office in 2021. Mr. Diz added, “Aly has developed an impressive track record of achieving exceptional outcomes for her clients. Her expertise will be a tremendous asset to our clients, who come to us for our commercial, sophisticated and uniquely collaborative approach to their most important transactions.”

“I have been watching with interest as Debevoise continues to expand and differentiate itself in San Francisco,” Ms. Love Simons added. “I look forward to joining my new colleagues in the firm’s premier M&A practice and helping grow its presence on the West Coast.”

Prior to joining Debevoise, Ms. Love Simons was co-chair of the Technology M&A group in the San Francisco office of another international law firm. Ms. Love Simons sits on the advisory board for HimforHer, a not-for-profit that accelerates diversity on for-profit boards by bridging the gap between board opportunities and talented women ready for board service. She received her J.D. from Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law in 2006 and her B.A. from Johns Hopkins University in 2001.