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    Dechert is a global specialist law firm. Focused on sectors with the greatest complexities, legal intricacies and highest regulatory demands, we excel in delivering practical commercial judgment and deep legal expertise for high-stakes matters. In an increasingly challenging environment, clients look to us to serve them in ways that are faster, sharper and leaner without compromising excellence. We are relentless in serving our clients – delivering the best of the firm to them with entrepreneurial energy and seamless collaboration in a way that is distinctively Dechert. 
    HQPhiladelphia, US
    Employee Ratings4.1

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    Employees (est.) (Sep 2019)2,248
    Job Openings30

    Key People/Management at Dechert

    Margaret A. Bancroft

    Margaret A. Bancroft

    Retired Partner
    Matthew E. Barsamian

    Matthew E. Barsamian

    Stephanie Chaung

    Stephanie Chaung

    Jeremy J. Clemens

    Jeremy J. Clemens

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    Dechert Office Locations

    Dechert has offices in Philadelphia, Washington, San Francisco, Princeton and in 24 other locations
    Philadelphia, US (HQ)
    Cira Centre, 2929 Arch St
    Austin, US
    300 W 6th St #2010
    Boston, US
    100 Oliver St
    Charlotte, US
    100 N Tryon St #4000
    Chicago, US
    35 W Wacker Dr
    Hartford, US
    90 State House Square
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    Dechert News and Updates

    Emergent BioSolutions to Acquire Specialty Vaccines Company PaxVax

    GAITHERSBURG, Md., Aug. 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Emergent BioSolutions Inc. (NYSE: EBS) announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire PaxVax, a company focused on specialty vaccines that protect against existing and emerging infectious diseases, for an all-cash consideration…

    Waterous Energy Fund Closes First Fund at Hard Cap of $1.4 Billion

    CALGARY, June 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ - Waterous Energy Fund ("WEF") today announced the final closing of its first fund, Waterous Energy Fund, L.P. (the "Fund"), exceeding its original target of $1.0 billion and hitting the Fund's hard cap of approximately $1.4 billion. Adam Waterous,...

    Private equity lawyer Clark rejoins Dechert as partner

    Timothy M. Clark has rejoined the law firm Dechert as a partner in the New York office focusing on investment funds and secondary deals. Previously, Clark was a partner at O'Melveny & Myers.

    Dechert expands PE and M&A practice with two new additions

    Global law firm Dechert LLP has added corporate partner Christopher Field and tax partner Jane Scobie to its London office. Field's practice focuses on private equity and M&A deals while Scobie’s practice focuses on tax aspects of commercial transactions, including private equity and M&A. Pr…

    Littlejohn’s Wellfleet raises $557 mln for second 2017 CLO

    Wellfleet Credit Partners, Littlejohn & Co's performing credit business, has closed its second collateralized loan obligation for 2017 at $557 million. Citigroup Global Markets arranged the CLO while Dechert LLP provided legal advice to Wellfleet.

    City eyes its own Brexit positioning paper after customs plans laid out

    Business groups have welcomed Brexit secretary David Davis’ proposals for the UK’s future customs relationship with the EU, including his pursuit of a transition arrangement. The City, meanwhile, is waiting with bated breath for further clarification on how the government intends to handle the fi…
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    Dechert Blogs

    Like Bonds, But Not Bankers, the CRE CLO is Maturing

    With apologies to Madeline Kahn, in this case, it indeed is twu, it’s twu! The CRE CLO technology is maturing and evolving into the stable, match term, non-recourse, non-marked to market, dynamic portfolio lender lever technology that its fans (me among them) always thought that it could be. It’s ju…

    Killing LIBOR: A Victory for Irrational Rectitude

    The US economy is about to pay the butcher’s bill for a massive disruption of worldwide financial markets resulting from the elimination of the London Interbank Offered Rate, or LIBOR.  And, we are doing this on purpose.  It seems the denizens of the heights of our international financial fabric fel…

    Beany & CECL – Episode 2

    Just a few short months ago we took on the breathtakingly ill-conceived Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL) standard that the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) proposed to implement starting in 2020.  CECL will require major shifts in the way lenders model, forecast and reserve for future …

    It’s Time to Fix Securitization: Are We Dinosaurs Staring Into the Tar Pit?

    In order to avoid burying the lead, let me tell you where I’m going here.  The CRE securitization business is in trouble.  We need to throw out what biologists call the punctuated equilibrium, where once a system initially stabilizes, it thereafter changes little and resists radical change.  Elsewis…

    The Calamity of the Weaponized Narrative

    Tim Sloan resigned as the CEO of Wells Fargo a few months ago.  I had briefly worked with Tim and much admired him so, on a personal level, this was sad.  Now, Mr. Sloan’s resignation might have been a compelling and obvious move in any crisis consultant’s playbook, so I get that – but –...… Continu…

    CREFC June 2019

    The annual June CREFC conference at the Marriott Marquis in New York City was slightly less well attended than Miami (well, no duh!), but low conference attendance and stormy weather didn’t stop over 400 people from attending Dechert’s annual party at the Knickerbocker. The market outlook from the c…
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    Dechert Frequently Asked Questions

    • When was Dechert founded?

      Dechert was founded in 1875.

    • Who are Dechert key executives?

      Dechert's key executives are Margaret A. Bancroft, Matthew E. Barsamian and Stephanie Chaung.

    • How many employees does Dechert have?

      Dechert has 2,248 employees.

    • Who are Dechert competitors?

      Competitors of Dechert include Addleshaw Goddard, Allen & Overy and Sidley Austin.

    • Where is Dechert headquarters?

      Dechert headquarters is located at Cira Centre, 2929 Arch St, Philadelphia.

    • Where are Dechert offices?

      Dechert has offices in Philadelphia, Washington, San Francisco, Princeton and in 24 other locations.

    • How many offices does Dechert have?

      Dechert has 28 offices.