Debbie Epstein Henry

Co-Founder & Managing Director Bliss Lawyers

Debbie Epstein Henry is an internationally recognized expert, consultant and public speaker on careers, workplaces, women and law. She has crisscrossed the globe and spoken to thousands of people who want to improve the trajectory of their careers and make their workplaces more hospitable for all employees. After practicing as a litigator, in 1999, Debbie founded Flex-Time Lawyers LLC to provide consulting, training and speaking services. She has renamed her consulting practice DEH Consulting, Speaking, Writing to more accurately capture the breadth of her work. Debbie consults to companies, law firms and other professional service firms as well as non-profits and individuals. She regularly speaks at private retreats and events as well as at conferences and other public venues. Her international work includes multiple engagements in The Hague as well as in Paris at the French Senate and in London and Vienna and other cities abroad. In 2006, Debbie conceived of the Best Law Firms for Women initiative, a survey she ran for a decade with Working Mother to annually select the top 50 US law firms for women and report on industry trends. She is the author of two American Bar Association best-selling books, LAW & REORDER (author, 2010) and FINDING BLISS (co-author, 2015). Debbie’s work has been featured by hundreds of news outlets including The New York Times, NBC Nightly News, NPR and The Wall Street Journal. Her public speaking, press exposure and advocacy enabled her to build a network of over 10,000 US lawyers. From there, she co-founded, with two colleagues, a second company, Bliss Lawyers, that employs high caliber lawyers to work on temporary engagements for in-house and law firm clients. Debbie has received numerous awards including in 2017, she received the Anne X. Alpern Award, presented annually to a female lawyer who demonstrates excellence in the legal profession and who makes a significant professional impact on women in the law.