ddermody@reedsmith.com

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Debra is the former co-chair of Reed Smith’s Global Regulatory Enforcement Group. She began her practice at Reed Smith in 1987, following completion of her federal appellate clerkship.  Debra has focused her civil litigation practice in the area of antitrust.  Her litigation and counseling experience include principal responsibility for matters before federal and state trial and appellate courts, as well as before federal and state antitrust enforcement authorities.

Awards & Recognition

  • Debra was named as one of the Lawyers of the Year 2017 in the area of Antitrust Law.
  • Debra was selected to the 2015 - 2017 Chambers USA Antitrust – Pennsylvania list. Chambers rankings are issued by Chambers and Partners. A description of the selection methodology can be found at chambersandpartners.com. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
  • Debra was selected to the 2007-2016 Best Lawyers in America list in the areas of Antitrust Law and Litigation–Antitrust Chambers. Debra was also named a Pittsburgh "Lawyer of the Year" for Litigation-Antitrust in 2014 and 2016. The Best Lawyers in America list is issued by Best Lawyers. A description of the selection methodology can be found at bestlawyers.com. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
  • Debra was selected as a "Top Rated Lawyer in International Law & International Trade". The Top Rated Lawyers list is issued by Martindale-Hubbell and American Lawyer Media. A description of the selection methodology can be found at martindale.com. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
  • Debra was selected to the 2012-2015 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list. The Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list is issued by Thomson Reuters. Debra was also included in Super Lawyers Business Edition in the area of Antitrust Litigation.  A description of the selection methodology can be found at superlawyers.com. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
  • Debra was selected to the 2012-2015 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list. The Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list is issued by Thomson Reuters. Debra was also included in Super Lawyers Business Edition in the area of Antitrust Litigation. A description of the selection methodology can be found at superlawyers.com. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
  • Debra was rated AV Preeminent®. The AV Preeminent® list is issued by Martindale-Hubbell. A description of the selection methodology can be found at martindale.com. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Civic and Charitable Affiliations

  • American Heart Association – Member, Go Red for Women Luncheon Committee
  • Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council – Advisory Council
  • KidsVoice – Pennsylvania Board Member
  • Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre – Trustee
  • Western Pennsylvania Conservancy – Board Member

Credentials