Welcome to our 2022 Year in Review. Click here to read the full PDF and here to view the interactive version.

2022 was a year that demanded much of our clients. While we hoped for a new normal following the worst of the global pandemic, instead 2022 brought more change and disruptions.

But changing market conditions also opened new arenas in which financial technology clients and asset managers could innovate, while an evolving regulatory climate and an ongoing focus on sustainability sparked new thinking across many other sectors. In this report, you will see some examples of how our lawyers bring their energy and experience to some of our clients’ most significant challenges.

This standard of excellence has repeatedly been recognized across the industry – most recently, the firm was ranked as one of the Financial Times’ Top 15 “Most Innovative Law Firms in North America.” Five of the firm’s partners were also selected as “MVPs of the Year” for 2022 by leading legal publication Law360, with Dechert among a very small group of firms with this many honored individuals.

And while we’re proud of these new honors and our ability to innovate new strategies and services, we’re also proud of what hasn’t changed: our unflagging commitment to delivering for our clients at the very highest levels, and to doing what’s right.

We’re optimistic about the future, both for our clients as well as for our own firm. In the year ahead, we will be handing the reins to a new Dechert leadership team, which will build on our successes, continue the firm’s dedication to exceptional client service, drive growth and further strengthen our commitments to diversity, innovation and pro bono work.

Effective July 1, 2023, partners Mark Thierfelder and David Forti will serve as co-chairs, with Sabina Comis and Vincent H. Cohen, Jr. serving as the firm’s first global managing partners. Each will maintain their leadership roles on the firm’s Policy Committee, which sets the firm’s direction. Since remaining close to the market and our clients is critical, each of them will also maintain their individual practices. While we are handing over the leadership reins, we will remain as Dechert partners and are excited to continue serving and advising Dechert’s clients and consulting with our colleagues.

New leadership team: Vincent H. Cohen, Sabina Comis, David W. Forti and Mark E. Thierfelder

This new leadership team encapsulates Dechert’s core strengths in transactions, litigation and sophisticated tax work across key global markets. The team offers continuity for our clients and people, bringing a broad set of perspectives and a team-based approach to drive our business strategy and our culture. They are also exceptional leaders and mentors, and they exemplify the very best of Dechert.

We recently also announced our newest class of partners – 17 highly talented and accomplished individuals from around the world. These nine women and eight men bring a range of diverse backgrounds to the firm, including a former Assistant United States Attorney, a veteran of the Singapore Navy, a Ph.D. in microbiology, one of Working Mother magazine’s ‘Working Mothers of the Year,’ and much more.

Their careers have also demonstrated our ongoing commitment to pro bono work. Among these new partners are individuals who have litigated on voting rights in Texas, helped free prisoners of conscience in Africa and the Middle East, and been honored as pro bono leaders by The Legal Aid Society of New York. Our commitment to our community is part of what makes Dechert special, and we are happy to see those values reflected in this next generation of partners.

Andy J. Levander, Chair and Henry N. Nassau, Chief Executive Officer

With these talented individuals on board, and our next leadership team poised to step in soon, we couldn’t be more confident about the state of the firm and our ability to serve our clients. We hope that the stories in this review convey some of the breadth of the innovative solutions that Dechert people delivered in 2022 for our clients, and that you find them inspiring.

Andrew J. Levander, Chair and Henry N. Nassau, Chief Executive Officer

Click here to read the full PDF and here to view the interactive version.



Click here to read the full PDF and click here to view the interactive version.