We have a rich mix of people, with a wealth of cultural backgrounds and points of view, who work as colleagues in an uncommonly concerted way to meet clients’ needs and goals.

  • Our lawyers come from 53 countries and collectively speak more than 45 languages.
  • 32% of our lawyers were born outside of the United States, including 25% of our partners.
  • 31% of our lawyers are ethnic minorities or LGBT.
  • 42% of our associates and 17% of our partners are women.


  • Davis Polk consistently ranks in the top 20 firms among all AmLaw 100 and 200 firms in The American Lawyer “Diversity Scorecard.”

  • From 2012 through 2015, Davis Polk has been named a “Gold Standard Firm” by the Women in Law Empowerment Forum in recognition of the firm’s commitment to integrating women into leadership positions.

  • The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) honored Davis Polk for the firm’s extraordinary contributions to the advancement of transgender rights at its 2015 Freedom Awards.  

  • Davis Polk received the award for “Best Gender Diversity Initiative by an International Firm” at the 2014 Euromoney LMG Americas Women in Business Law Awards.

  • Davis Polk was named a “Top Company for LGBT Equality” by Work Life Matters magazine.

  • Davis Polk has twice received the Minority Corporate Counsel Association Thomas L. Sager Award.

  • Davis Polk was named co-winner of the Morgan Stanley Legal and Compliance Division Leadership and Excellence in Inclusion and Diversity Award.

  • PepsiCo, a recognized leader on diversity issues among the Fortune 500, has twice awarded Davis Polk the William T. Coleman Award in recognition of the firm’s diversity efforts.