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Thomas J. Reid
Partner
Mr. Reid is the Managing Partner of Davis Polk.

He became a partner in 1995. In 2000, Mr. Reid became a managing director in the Investment Banking Division of Morgan Stanley and rejoined the partnership of Davis Polk in 2003. His practice spans capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and financial regulation and corporate governance. In those fields, he has acted for global banks, blue chip companies and financial intermediaries to provide legal advice and judgment on some of the most significant legal issues and matters in the United States, Europe and Asia.

Work Highlights

Clients:  ABN-AMRO, ARM, AstraZeneca, Cairn India, Citigroup, Intercontinental Hotels, Kinnevik, Millicom, Morgan Stanley, National Westminster Bank, Novo Nordisk, Royal Bank of Scotland, Royal Dutch Shell Audit Committee, Tele 2 and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Recognition

Mr. Reid is recognized as a leading lawyer in several legal industry publications, including:

  • IFLR1000

  • Law Business Research’s Who’s Who Legal–International Who’s Who of Capital Markets Lawyers, Who’s Who Legal–International Who’s Who of Merger & Acquisition Lawyers and Who’s Who Legal–International Who’s Who of Corporate Governance Lawyers
He was also recognized as a “BTI Client Service All-Star” in a survey of corporate counsel at Fortune 1000 organizations. Honorees are nominated through recommendations by more than 250 corporate counsel during interviews with BTI.

Of Note

  • Trustee and Secretary, The Morgan Library & Museum

Professional History

  • Managing Partner, 2011-present
  • Head of Corporate, 2008-2011
  • Partner, Davis Polk, 1995-2000; 2003-present
  • Managing Director, Investment Banking Division, Morgan Stanley, 2000-2003
  • Associate, 1987-1995

Contact

  • 450 Lexington Avenue
    New York, NY 10017
    P: 212-450-4233
    F: 212-701-5233
  • Davis Polk & Wardwell London LLP
    99 Gresham Street
    LondonEC2V 7NG
    P: +44-20-7418-1355
    F: +44-20-7710-4855

    Davis Polk & Wardwell London LLP is a limited liability partnership formed under the laws of the State of New York, USA, and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with registration number 566321.

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York
  • SRA (Solicitors Regulation Authority, London)

Education

  • LL.B., University of Edinburgh School of Law, 1986
    • First Class Honours
  • LL.M., Columbia Law School, 1987