Debevoise & Plimpton LLP recently made some head waves when they recently announced seven new partners to their firm. These changes will start on July 1st, 2016. Two of the seven members are actually members of the firm’s private equity group. The full official name of all of the partners are: Sarah Coyne, Uri Herzberg, Ina C. Popova, David L. Portilla, David Sarratt, Thomas Smith and Patrick Taylor. What’s great about them is all they bring something unique and interesting to the table. They are diverse, talented, and each have their own skills and abilities.
Sarah Coyne will be handling white collar matters and investigations, including those involving financial institutions. With her, she brings experience and this is something that you simply can’t put a price tag on. She has only been with the firm since 2015, but she spent fourteen years as a federal prosecutor. Uri Herzberg, on the other hand, is focused on advising private equity firms and corporations in mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, investments, divestitures and other corporate transactions. He has been with the firm since 2007. He comes with a B.A. degree from Yeshiva University in 2004. He is definitely a star on the rise.
Ina C. Popova takes care of the litigation Department and the International Dispute Resolution Group. She is focused on international arbitration, complex commercial litigation and public international law. She is entrusted with handling multibillion-dollar disputes involving commercial, environmental and public international law issues surrounding variety of jurisdictions. David L. Portilla is involved with international and domestic banking organizations.
Another key cog is David Sarratt, who is a member of Litigation Department and the White Collar & Regulatory Defense Group. He also brings years of experience and knowledge that is invaluable to the team. He has done very well in his trial cases. Also on his resume is working as Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of New York from 2010 to 2014. He was trusted with many high-profile cases.
The final two members come from the London office and they are Thomas Smith and Patrick Taylor. Thomas Smith handles the Corporate Department and the Finance and Private Equity Groups while Patrick Taylor specializes in the Litigation Department and the International Dispute Resolution Group. They are confident that with this team of seven, each bringing something to the table, the firm is going to grow to epic heights and proportions. Current partners like John Gleeson, Matthew Biben and Sean Hecker of Debevoise & Plimpton have helped establish the firm to its current position as it welcomes new talent.