Debevoise & Plimpton Names Five New Partners

    NEW YORK, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is pleased to
 announce that Edward Drew Dutton, Jyotin Hamid, Jonathan E. Levitsky, Vadim
 Mahmoudov and Kevin A. Rinker will become partners of the firm, effective
 July 1, 2007. Mr. Dutton is resident in the firm's Paris office, and Mr.
 Hamid, Mr. Levitsky, Mr. Mahmoudov and Mr. Rinker are resident in the New
 York office.
     Drew Dutton, based in the firm's Paris office, is a member of the
 firm's Corporate Department. His practice focuses on public and private
 mergers and acquisitions, as well as capital markets transactions. Mr.
 Dutton joined Debevoise in New York in 1999 and has been principally based
 in the firm's Frankfurt and Paris offices since 2001. He received his LL.B.
 in 1996 from McGill University, his DESS in the Law of Computers and New
 Technology in 1997 from the Universite de Paris XI and his A.B. in East
 Asian Studies in 1992 from Harvard College.
     Jyotin Hamid, based in the firm's New York office, is a member of the
 firm's Litigation Department. His practice focuses on general commercial
 litigation, employment litigation and intellectual property. Mr. Hamid
 joined Debevoise in 1998. He received his J.D. in 1998 from Yale Law
 School, where he was a member of the Journal of International Law, and his
 B.A., summa cum laude, in Political Science and Psychology in 1995 from
 Tulane University, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
     Jonathan E. Levitsky, based in the firm's New York office, is a member
 of the firm's Corporate Department. His practice focuses primarily on
 public and private mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures, often with
 a cross-border component. Prior to joining Debevoise in 2001, Mr. Levitsky
 served as Counselor to Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke at the U.S. Mission
 to the United Nations, and as a Member of the State Department's Policy
 Planning Staff. He served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable John Paul Stevens
 of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1996-1997 and to the Honorable Pierre N.
 Leval of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit from 1995-1996.
 Mr. Levitsky received his J.D. in 1995 from Yale Law School, where he was a
 member of the Yale Law Journal, his M.Phil. in Politics in 1992 from Oxford
 University, where he was a Marshall Scholar, and his A.B., magna cum laude,
 in Public Policy in 1990 from Brown University.
     Vadim Mahmoudov, based in the firm's New York office, is a member of
 the firm's Tax Department. His practice concentrates on domestic and
 cross-border mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcies and restructurings, and
 private equity fund formation. Mr. Mahmoudov joined Debevoise in 1999. He
 received his J.D., cum laude, in 1999 and his LL.M. in Taxation in 2002
 from New York University School of Law, and his B.S., cum laude, in
 International Finance and Commerce in 1993 from Georgetown University.
     Kevin A. Rinker, based in the firm's New York office, is a member of
 the firm's Corporate Department. His practice focuses on the areas of
 mergers and acquisitions, securities and corporate finance. Mr. Rinker
 joined Debevoise in 2000. He received his J.D. in 1999 from Georgetown
 University Law Center, where he was on the editorial board of The Tax
 Lawyer and served as a Teaching Fellow in the LL.M. program, and his B.A.
 in 1994 from Tufts University.
     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 over 650 lawyers,
 including more than 135 lawyers in Europe. For more information, please
 visit www.debevoise.com.
 
 

SOURCE Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

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