We believe building community within the workplace and with our clients is the key to success. It’s about building a firm where people are trusted and empowered to do their best.
Our clients operate in increasingly challenging times. Geopolitical uncertainty, the sheer complexity of modern markets and an ever-changing regulatory environment contribute to a proliferation of commercial and regulatory risks. To navigate these challenges, we deliver sophisticated legal advice, grounded in broad market knowledge, in an agile and intuitive way.
We have some of the world’s leading lawyers advising on both domestic and cross-border matters. The firm is frequently retained to work on the most challenging transactions and disputes, and prides itself on its ability to deliver premium legal services and sound business judgment to its clients.
Dechert lawyers bring to their assignments a focus on quality, responsiveness and value for money. We are driven by one key principle: exceptional client service.
Our clients include corporations, financial institutions, sovereign states, quasi-sovereign entities and private and high-net-worth individuals all over the world. Dechert undertakes work for 40 of the “Fortune 100” companies, and represents more than 200 private equity and investment firms in some capacity. We also advise 9 of the top 10 global asset management firms, and 41 of the top 50 global private debt firms (as identified by PDI).
Dechert has a longstanding tradition of providing pro bono legal services to individuals and organizations who cannot otherwise afford legal counsel. Lawyers in all our offices and in all our practice groups make a difference every day by contributing their talents to providing pro bono legal services.
We seek to recruit the best talent, and we are committed to ensuring that Dechert reflects the societies we live in. We strive every day to become a truly diverse and inclusive business. Dechert has achieved Mansfield Certification Plus status, which is awarded to law firms with at least 30 percent diverse lawyer representation in a notable number of leadership roles and committees.
Dechert is a community that empowers our people throughout the firm to deliver excellence in service and constantly innovate our client services and working practices.
Technology and innovation are central to the future development of our business, both in terms of client-facing products and internal resources that enable more cost-effective operations, such as innovations in project management, eDiscovery and client-specific extranets.
Dechert is dedicated to enabling access to justice. Our pro bono commitment is widely acknowledged as setting the standard for international law firms.
Recommended Across 48 Capabilities
Chambers Global, 2022
Innovation in the North America, Europe and Asia Categories
Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards, 2021/22
Dealmaker of the Year
The American Lawyer, 2022
Financial Services Law Firm of the Year (Middle Market)
The Deal, 2021
#1 for International Pro Bono
The American Lawyer, 2021
Profiles in Diversity Journal, 2022
Most Influential Lawyers
Financial News, 2022
Appellate Hot List
National Law Journal, 2021
Product Liability Department of the Year
New York Law Journal, 2021
Creating value for our clients is our overarching goal and the only real measure of success. Henry Nassau, CEO
Dechert consistently provides differentiating legal advice, particularly on large, complex transactions. Citigroup, Client
The firm did a great job throughout the entire process. They have been proactive and delivered quality advice. As always, a pleasure working with such a great team. Sun Capital, Client
We continually have the highest degree of confidence in the work product and coverage of the Dechert team, and they are always a pleasure to work with. Credit Suisse, Client