The Firm

Davis Polk is one of the world’s premier law firms. Known for our skillful work in highly complex matters that are critical to our clients, we offer high levels of excellence and breadth across all our practices.

Our clients, many of them industry and global leaders, rely on the exceptional, collaborative service we deliver through our 10 offices worldwide. Their success is our core focus. Following is a sampling of feedback from our clients about our work with them.

Client Service

  • Capital Markets: Derivatives & Structured Products: Nationwide

    “The team knows its clients’ businesses extremely well and is quick to give us the benefit of the whole firm’s resources.”



  • Corporate/M&A: The Elite: Nationwide

    “Efficient, experienced and really good at providing advice you can act on.”



  • Financial Services Regulation: Nationwide

    “I have been consistently pleased by the team’s ability to provide timely and useful legal services on short deadlines.”



  • International Trade

    “They not only kept me totally informed on a real-time basis, but were available to speak with me at any time, day or night, weekday or weekend.



  • Investment Funds: Hedge Funds: Nationwide

    The lawyers are incredibly thoughtful, very thorough and have a remarkable amount of knowledge. The firm has consciously built a client-oriented service.”



  • Private Equity: Buyouts: Nationwide

    “The lawyers really think ahead and anticipate issues so their clients are never caught off guard. The team is more loyal to its clients than any other leading firm.”



  • Litigation: Antitrust

    “They have a whole slew of great attorneys who work seamlessly with us. We know we'll get the best from them.”



  • Litigation: General Commercial: The Elite

    “They are stellar as a firm and they know exactly how to treat a client. One of their standout strengths is their commercial awareness - in terms of strategy and tactics, they are among the best and they have all the right tools in place.”



  • Litigation: Securities

    “Clients appreciate the group’s multidisciplinary, one-stop-shop approach and its culture of putting its best people on the task. ‘They give you the final product all wrapped up with a bow on it!’”



  • Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations

    Davis Polk’s “fantastically strong white collar, regulatory and internal investigation practice houses a deep bench of criminal defense lawyers.”



  • Securities Regulation

    “For regulatory work and securities they provide excellent service.”



Commercial Awareness

  • Capital Markets: Derivatives & Structured Products: Nationwide

    “Davis Polk is the market. The attorneys won't miss any issues."



  • Financial Services Regulation: Nationwide

    “It is a class act. The lawyers understand both the legal issues and market factors.”



  • International Trade

    “Extremely knowledgeable and very commercial in understanding what we do." "They are often the go-to firm for analysis when there's a change in legislation or regulation - they do the most thoughtful and complete analyses of issue-spotting.”



  • Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation: Nationwide

    “An extremely impressive team; it has a no-nonsense approach and provides very practical advice.”



  • Litigation: Antitrust

    “They exhibited superb knowledge of the field, had impressive connections with the regulators, formulated a very effective strategy and executed it flawlessly.”



  • Litigation: General Commercial: The Elite

    “[Davis Polk’s] preeminence across a broad range of litigation types continues to impress in securities, complex commercial, white-collar criminal cases and investigations.”



  • Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations

    “Standing at the vanguard of the white-collar bar for many years, ‘wonderful firm’ Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP is justifiably regarded as ‘one of the pre-eminent criminal defense and investigations practices in the US’.”

Source: Chambers USA