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Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

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Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

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Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Securities Litigation, White Collar & Regulatory Defense, Restructuring, Bankruptcy Litigation, Financial Institutions, Investment Management Litigation


United States: Dispute resolution

General commercial disputes

Within: General commercial disputes

The ‘very business-orientedDebevoise & Plimpton LLP is a strong brand in the market. The team has a broad commercial litigation practice and is adept at handling domestic and cross-border disputes; though its US lawyers are concentrated in New York and Washington DC, the team regularly handles litigation across the length and breadth of the country. Healthcare litigation is a particular strength; for key client Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), Maura Monaghan has been handling class action lawsuits in Missouri, Florida and California. Insurance is another sector focus, where recent highlights included Maeve O’Connor’s representation of a group of defendants in one of the closely watched ‘shadow insurance’ lawsuits brought by private plaintiffs. Other leading litigators in the department include Shannon Rose Selden, Mark Goodman - who chairs the group alongside Monaghan - and Jyotin Hamid, who is praised for his ‘very practical approach to problem solving’. Named attorneys are based in New York.

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Securities litigation: defense

Within: Securities litigation: defense

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP in New York has a leaner litigation team than some of its competitors but it ‘punches above its weight’. Mary Beth Hogan and former SEC enforcement director Andrew Ceresney chair the practice, in which Maeve O’Connor is also a key partner. The firm has ‘an unparalleled regulatory enforcement practice’, which includes former SEC chair Mary Jo White. The team’s work at the cutting edge of the discipline includes its representation of insurer MetLife in shareholder class actions pending in federal and state courts in New York and Alabama challenging practices related to payment of death benefits and escheatment of unclaimed death benefits. Plaintiffs allege that MetLife underestimated its reserves relating to $9.97bn in public stock offerings by failing to search the Death Master File to identify deceased policyholders. O’Connor led that matter and also defended HRG Group and FG Life against claims of engineering fraudulent reinsurance transactions to misrepresent FG Life’s financial condition. Shannon Rose Selden, who advised private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in a shareholder derivative suit, is also recommended.

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