Sebastian Ruiz is a corporate associate and a member of the firm’s Finance Group and Private Equity Group. Mr. Ruiz’s practice focuses on representations of borrowers and private equity sponsors and of mezzanine and other private capital investors in complex acquisition and leveraged finance transactions.

Mr. Ruiz joined Debevoise in 2017. Prior to coming to the firm, Mr. Ruiz was an associate at a New York-based international law firm where he represented leading investment banks as the financing sources in numerous transactions, including the leveraged buyouts of Brand Energy and Infrastructure Services, UFC and the acquisition of Welch Allyn by Hill-Rom.

Mr. Ruiz received a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center in 2012. As a member of Georgetown’s Appellate Litigation Clinic, Mr. Ruiz argued and won a case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He received an A.B. from Dartmouth College in 2006.


  • Georgetown University Law Center, 2012, J.D.
  • Dartmouth College, 2006, A.B.

Bar Admissions

  • New York