We have worked on many of the most significant business and legal developments of the past 160 years – from landmark court cases to the formation of major corporations and financial institutions to the development of new financial instruments.
Today, we continue to expand upon this tradition of leadership, creativity and extraordinary client service.
We work with the leading companies in the world, frequently on matters and cases that are unprecedented in size, scope and complexity. Our practices – all of them – rank among the highest in the profession worldwide. No one offers smarter, more dedicated lawyers or more meaningful leadership in innovation. Our balance and depth have allowed Davis Polk to remain at the epicenter of business and legal matters through good times and bad, as our clients navigate the ups and downs of the economic cycle.
The timeline above includes a selection of notable events in the more than 160-year history of the firm.