1960: The firm successfully represents R.J. Reynolds in one of the first products liability cases against a tobacco company, Lartigue v. R.J. Reynolds.

1962: Davis Polk leaves its offices of 70 years, 15 Broad Street, for the newly built One Chase Manhattan Plaza nearby.

1962: The firm opens an office in Paris, its first overseas outpost. Over the succeeding decades, the firm will expand to a total of 10 offices worldwide, in key financial and business centers around the globe.

1963: A change in U.S. tax law leads to the creation of the Eurodollar market, and the new Paris office advises the underwriters of one of the first Eurodollar financings, for Japanese company Takeda Chemical Industries.

1960s: The firm advises International Telephone & Telegraph on many M&A transactions, as Harold G. Geneen builds ITT into a diversified worldwide conglomerate.

1967: The partnership votes to change the firm name to reflect the three most influential partners in the firm's evolution: Davis Polk & Wardwell.