Dechert has built a global platform across 20 locations with a singular focus – delivering the highest-quality advice that is actionable, commercial and delivered efficiently.

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.

An Introduction to Dechert

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 80% of the top 100 global private debt firms (as identified by PDI).

From left to right: Mark Thierfelder, co-chair; Vince Cohen, global managing partner; Sabina Comis, global managing partner; and David Forti, co-chair.

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.






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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.


Diversity, equity and inclusion are at the core of Dechert’s culture and business strategy. Our core values underscore our inclusive approach and embody our commitment to our work, clients and talent.

2023 Year in Review

Our annual Year in Review showcases our insights and associated work across six key sectors: financial services, private equity, private credit, real estate, life sciences and technology.

  • 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

    Diversity Leader
    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