NYC Law Firm Names New Partners

Starting July 1, 2016 Debevoise and Plimpton LLP will have seven new partners joining the law firm.

The firm is excited to have Sarah Coyne, Uri Herzberg, Ina C. Popova, David L. Portilla, David Sarratt, Thomas Smith, and Patrick Taylor join us. These new attorneys will be joining the firm’s current partners like Colby Smith and Sean Hecker.
Sarah Coyne served as a federal prosecutor for 14 years. Her resume also includes work as the Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of New York. While there, she served as Chief of Business and Securities Fraud Section. Ms. Coyne earned her J.D. in 1998 from New York University School of Law, and attended undergraduate school at Georgetown University, where she graduated in 1003.

Uri Herzberg received his J.D from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2007. In addition, he earned a Certificate of Business and Public Policy from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Herzberg attended undergraduate school at Yeshiva University, where he graduated in 2004.

Ina C. Popova attended Harvard Law School and the University of Cambridge, where she received several honors. She is fluent in Spanish and French, and has experience dealing with multibillion-dollar disputes.

David L. Portilla received his J.D. from Rutgers School of Law in 2006, where he also attended graduate school and received his B.A. in 2002. He was awarded highest honors with both degrees. Mr. Portilla is fluent in Spanish and has experience in financial regulatory reform implementation.

David Sarratt received his J.D from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2004. He also attended undergraduate school at the University of Virginia, where he graduated with his B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, in 2000. Mr. Sarratt has experience as and Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of New York where he worked on a variety of cases.

Thomas Smith received his degree in law from Nottingham University in 2002. He passed the LPC with distinction and was appointed the solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales in 2006.

Patrick Taylor received and LL.B. honours law degree from Cambridge University in 2001. In 2005 he was admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales.

Debevoise and Plimpton LLP is pleased to welcome such strong attorneys into our practice. These new partners will add to our global perspective, and help us reach all our clients needs and goals.