David W. Rivkin and Donald Francis Donovan Receive Chambers USA Award …

David W. Rivkin and Donald Francis Donovan Receive Chambers USA Award for Excellence
New York – June 26, 2006 – LAWFUEL – Press Release Service – Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2006 selected 53 Debevoise & Plimpton LLP partners as among the country’s leading lawyers, in their annual survey of U.S.-based lawyers and law firms. The firm was ranked in the first tier in seven practice areas; eight partners were named in the first tier in their practice areas, and two were named Star Performers, in the 2006 edition of the guide.

In addition, partners Donald Francis Donovan and David W. Rivkin received the first Chambers USA Award for Excellence in International Arbitration. The Chambers USA Awards for Excellence, which were presented in a ceremony held on June 1, recognized outstanding individuals in 19 practice areas who demonstrated top tier legal skill and dedication to providing the highest possible level of client service.

Debevoise & Plimpton was ranked in the top tier in seven practice areas:

Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory (New York)
International Arbitration (National)
Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations (New York)
Media & Entertainment: Corporate (New York)
Media & Entertainment: Litigation (New York)
Private Equity: Buyouts & Venture Capital Investment (New York)
Private Fund Formation (New York)

Eight Debevoise partners were ranked in the top tier in eight practice areas:

Franci J. Blassberg, Private Equity: Buyouts & Venture Capital Investment (New York)
Margaret A. Davenport, Private Equity: Buyouts & Venture Capital Investment (New York)
Donald Francis Donovan, International Arbitration and International Arbitration: Arbitrators (National)
W. Neil Eggleston, Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations (Washington, D.C.)
Michael P. Harrell, Private Fund Formation (New York)
Bruce P. Keller, Intellectual Property: Trademark & Copyright and Media & Entertainment: Copyright & Contract Disputes (New York)
David W. Rivkin, International Arbitration and International Arbitration: Arbitrators (National)
Mary Jo White, Litigation: General Commercial (New York)

Two Debevoise partners were named Star Performers:

Wolcott B. Dunham, Jr., Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory (New York)
Mary Jo White, Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations (New York)

Two Debevoise partners were named Senior Statesmen:

Woodrow W. Campbell, Jr., Private Fund Formation (New York)
Theodore A. Kurz, Wealth Management (National)

Five Debevoise partners were named Up-and-Coming Lawyers:

Peter A. Furci, Tax (New York)
Peter J. Irwin, Real Estate (New York)
Kevin M. Schmidt, Private Equity: Buyouts & Venture Capital Investment (New York)
David J. Schwartz, Private Fund Formation (New York)
Steven J. Slutzky, Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (National)

Chambers and Partners, a London-based publisher, was founded in 1969. Its staff of full-time researchers conducts surveys that assess and rank the world’s leading lawyers according to their reputations among peers and clients. The Chambers USA guide was first introduced in 2003.

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is a leading international law firm, representing a wide range of clients around the world. Founded in 1931, the firm has offices in New York, Washington, D.C., London, Paris, Frankfurt, Moscow, Hong Kong and Shanghai. The firm now has over 630 lawyers, including more than 100 lawyers in Europe. For more information, please visit our website at www.debevoise.com.

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