Debevoise & Plimpton has long been recognized for its robust white-collar practice. But in recent years the firm has significantly ramped up its securities enforcement offerings, leading to big-name government hires and high-profile matters for private equity funds and technology companies.

Andrew Ceresney of Debevoise. Andrew Ceresney of Debevoise. Courtesy photo

“The practice has gone to a new level in the past five years,” said Andrew Ceresney, who returned to Debevoise as co-chair of litigation in March 2017, after serving for nearly four years as the director of enforcement at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.