Debevoise & Plimpton LLP Graduate Careers
Debevoise & Plimpton is a premier international law firm with market leading practices. Find out more below!
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The AllAboutLaw Perspective
Working at Debevoise & Plimpton means high quality, rewarding work in a US firm with strong roots in the UK. The office is home to strong and growing teams focusing on everything from high stakes international arbitration to major cross-border M&A. From Day One at the firm, lawyers have a chance to work on international, challenging and rewarding cases, including a number of pro-bono cases which the London co-managing partner Lord Goldsmith KC states was one of the ‘deciding factors’ in his decision to join Debevoise & Plimpton. The firm is distinctly international, with 9 global offices and 10% of London partners dual-qualified; trainees have multiple opportunities to learn in a thriving atmosphere.
The firm is also committed to diversity, earning a 100% ranking and the designation of ‘Best places to Work for LGBTQ equality’ in the 2022 Corporate Equality Index. The firm also have a platform named ‘Debevoise Women’s Review’, a first of its kind, which is developed to inspire the legal and business communities to engage in discussion and collective action around gender diversity.
Some of the perks of a flexible training program at Debevoise & Plimpton include only one mandatory seat in Litigation and a 3-week business and finance education program (mini-MBA) at Columbia Business School in New York. The firm is also a ‘lockstep’ firm, which means that all lawyers receive the same remuneration according to their class year. This helps the firm to create a culture of teamwork and collegiality and enables them to prioritise client interests instead of creating competition between colleagues.
What The Firm Says
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is a premier law firm with market-leading practices, a global perspective and strong New York roots. Our clients look to us to bring a distinctively high degree of quality, intensity and creativity to resolve legal challenges effectively and cost efficiently.
Deep partner commitment, industry experience and a strategic approach enable us to bring clear commercial judgment to every matter. We draw on the strength of our culture and structure to deliver the best of our firm to every client through true collaboration.
Approximately 800 lawyers work in ten offices across three continents, within integrated global practices, serving clients around the world. Our lawyers prioritize developing a deep understanding of the business of our clients. We then pursue each matter with both intensity and creativity to achieve optimal results.
We are committed to serving our clients through excellence in lawyering. We receive numerous accolades and awards recognizing this commitment and the firm’s market prominence worldwide.
Debevoise is also 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.
The firm’s culture fosters a collaborative approach across disciplines and regions, and, as a result, clients benefit from the dedication, cohesiveness and superior quality that we bring to all of our work worldwide.
- SQE course paidYes
- First Year Trainee Salary£55,000
- Second Year Trainee Salary£60,000
- NQ Salary£145,800
- Maintenance grant£15,000
- UK OfficesLondon
- Degree 2:1
- UCAS Points 144