New York, NY (September 5, 2005) – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – …

New York, NY (September 5, 2005) – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – For the second consecutive year, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has received the number one ranking on The American Lawyer’s 2005 “A-List” – characterized by The American Lawyer as its “ranking of the nation’s best law firms”. The ranking appears in the September 2005 issue of The American Lawyer.

“We are honored to have The American Lawyer rank Debevoise as the #1 firm on the A-List. All the factors that are measured for the A-List – the ability to attract challenging work of critical importance to our clients, public service, diversity, and associate satisfaction – reflect important principles of our firm,” says Martin Frederic Evans, presiding partner at Debevoise. “We are pleased to be in the company of other firms that have demonstrated a commitment to these principles.”

Debevoise was also ranked as the top firm in New York and fourth nationwide for its commitment to pro bono work.

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 approximately 630 lawyers, including more than 100 lawyers in Europe. For more information, please visit our website at

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