Private Equity Group Of The Year: Debevoise & Plimpton

By Benjamin Horney (February 1, 2019, 11:51 AM EST) -- Debevoise & Plimpton LLP spent the last year helping major private equity firms complete billions of dollars worth of deals, including a $4.1 billion agreement involving the acquisition and subsequent splitting up of Kindred Healthcare, landing the firm on Law360's list of 2018 Private Equity Groups of the Year.

The firm counts its private equity practice as one of the most important reasons for its overall success; in total, Debevoise employs roughly 700 lawyers across nine offices on three continents, and somewhere around 30 percent of those attorneys devote a "substantial" amount of time to private equity, according to Kevin Schmidt,...

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