Debora de Hoyos is a widely recognized corporate attorney and a law firm leader of national stature. She counsels financial institutions and corporate clients on matters involving financing transactions, acquisitions and divestitures, leasing issues, technology developments, long-term production considerations, and dealership and licensing arrangements.
From 1991 to mid-2007, Debora was Managing Partner of Mayer Brown. Currently, she oversees the firm's client-development activities and its lawyer recruitment and development strategies. She also serves on Mayer Brown's management committee.
Debora vigorously supports Mayer Brown's community and professional outreach initiatives. She is active in numerous civic organizations and has been numbered among the "Ten Most Influential Women Lawyers in Illinois" by American Lawyer Media (2000). ALM noted that the members of this select group " . . . have smashed any proverbial glass ceiling they may have faced." In 2003, Debora was named by the Harvard Law Bulletin as one of the "Nifty 50" outstanding women graduates of Harvard Law School. Her professional and civic leadership was recently acknowledged by Crain's Chicago Business in its authoritative listing, "Who's Who in Chicago Business" (2006).
Harvard Law School, JD, 1978; Editor-in-Chief, International Law Journal, Wellesley College, BA, with honors, 1975; Member, Phi Beta Kappa.