Deborah is Senior Adviser to the International Dispute Resolution Group at Debevoise & Plimpton in New York City. She has been a member of the ABA House of Delegates since 2010; she served as a minority and women member-at-large; vice-chair of House Committee on Credentials and Admissions; and a member of the Commission on Governance. She has Chaired the Africa Law Initiative Council for Rule of Law Initiative. She chaired the ABA Center for Human Rights and the Center’s Business and Human Rights Project. She chaired the Section of International Law in 2006-07, and also served on the section council.
She co-founded the International Law section’s Women’s Interest Network, and was instrumental in creating the Women’s Interest Group at the International Bar Association. She is past chair of the ABA Section Officers Conference (2007-09). She is a member of the New York Law School Alternative Dispute Resolution Skills Program Advisory Committee and is Vice President of the World Justice Project.