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Debevoise is a premier law firm with market-leading practices, a global perspective and strong New York roots. Our commercially savvy lawyers regularly lead strategic transactions and complex disputes for world-class clients. Here are some fast facts about the firm:

A Leader in All of Its Practice Areas. 85% of our partners are recognized by Chambers, The Legal 500 or IFLR. We are also the winner of The American Lawyer's “10-Year A-List.”

Global. Approximately 700 lawyers work in offices across three continents, within integrated global practices, serving clients around the world.

We Promote from Within. Nearly 80% of our partners are homegrown, but our core values and distinctive culture also attract high-caliber laterals.

An Intelligent Approach. Our team begins each client relationship by first developing a deep understanding of the client’s business. We then pursue each and every matter with both intensity and creativity to achieve optimal results.

Teamwork. Debevoise is one of the few firms with a lockstep compensation system for associates and partners. Lockstep economics create a culture of collaboration among all lawyers. Associates and clients benefit because matters are led by partners who are best suited to handle them.

Diverse and Inclusive. Debevoise is consistently recognized as one of the leading firms for diversity. We believe that a diverse workforce, where all of our colleagues feel respected, builds a stronger firm, and benefits clients and the wider community. For more about our diversity initiatives, click here.

Pro Bono. Debevoise consistently ranks among the top law firms for pro bono. In fact, the firm was ranked No. 1 overall in pro bono in The American Lawyer’s “10-Year A-List.” Our pro bono work ranges from landmark international and national disputes, to representing organizations and individuals in local communities in transactional and other matters. For more information about our pro bono initiatives, and examples of our work, click here.

Technology. All associates and summer associates are supported with the latest technology. Smartphones and laptops are provided by the firm, as are software tools and the latest collection of legal research resources—including on-demand tutorials covering the firm’s most frequently used applications and techniques. The firm also provides apps for mobile devices that provide access to your Debevoise subscriptions. All associates and summer associates can log in to the firm systems via remote PC, laptop or iPad.