2000: Davis Polk advises long-time client J.P. Morgan & Co. on its $38.6 billion merger with Chase Manhattan Bank to form JPMorgan Chase.
2001: The firm advises Comcast on its acquisition of AT&T Broadband to create the nation's largest cable company.
2001: The firm opens its Madrid office.
2002: The firm represents accounting firm Arthur Andersen in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas on obstruction-of-justice charges related to the Enron scandal.
2002-2003: Davis Polk plays a major role in the chapter 11 bankruptcy cases of Enron, Adelphia Communications, Conseco, Bethlehem Steel, Dow Corning, LTV and Napster.
2003: In New York County Lawyers' Association v. the State of New York, Davis Polk successfully challenges as unconstitutionally low the rates paid to court-appointed lawyers for the indigent.
2004: Davis Polk advises St. Paul Companies on its $26 billion merger with Travelers to form one of the nation's largest commercial insurers.
2005: We advise Gillette on its $57 billion acquisition by Procter & Gamble.
2006: We advise the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China on the largest IPO at the time.
2007: Davis Polk opens an office in Beijing, our third office in Asia.
2008-2010: Davis Polk plays a pivotal role in the largest and most complex matters of the financial crisis, advising the U.S. and U.K. governments as well as major financial institutions. Our work includes advising the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the U.S. Department of the Treasury in the $180 billion restructuring and recapitalization of American International Group (AIG), the world's largest insurer.
2008: We advise the joint bookrunners and representatives of the underwriters on the $19.65 billion IPO of Visa.
2008: We represent Siemens in the largest Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigation to date, resulting in a landmark settlement with the DOJ and SEC.
2009: We advise Roche on its $46.8 billion successful contested acquisition of the 44% publicly held interest in Genentech. The deal is the largest-ever completed going-private transaction.