Connections that last decades and span the globe
Our alumni are a tremendous source of strength for the firm and are our best brand ambassadors. We have a dynamic alumni network of over 4,000 lawyers who live in over 50 countries and work across all sectors of business, government, law and academia.
Leaders in law and beyond
A diverse community of
Davis Polk lawyers go on to do extraordinary things, and they are an integral part of the firm’s authority. They can be found in the most senior positions in the business world and government, as well as in an array of leading roles in academia and philanthropy.
The Davis Polk Alumni Network
Experience at Davis Polk
The Davis Polk Alumni Network is an exclusive online community of current and former Davis Polk lawyers.
Alumni Network members are able to:
- Search for and reconnect with former colleagues
- Browse and post job opportunities
- Check for upcoming alumni events
- Avail themselves of individual career coaching from the firm's Career Services manager
- Access the CLE library
- Get involved with nonprofit and pro bono opportunities
- Peruse alumni news and spotlights
Our alumni go on to do fascinating and important work. Read Q&As with a sampling of our distinguished alumni.
Alumni in the news
Davis Polk alumni are often featured in the news. We are pleased to share these recent alumni mentions.
Professor at NYU School of Law, opposes the idea of Taser developer Axon, on whose Ethics Board he sits, to build Taser-equipped drones that would fly into classrooms to prevent school shootings, calling it a “dangerous and fantastical idea.”
Professor at Cornell Law School, discusses the impact on the banking sector of ending “Chevron deference,” a key administrative law principle.
Davis Polk Revisited
Helping alumni return to law
and advance their careers
At Davis Polk, we understand that a lawyer’s career path may include taking a break from the legal profession for a number of reasons, including to pursue careers outside the law or due to childcare or other personal priorities. We are committed to helping alumni transition back to the legal profession.
Davis Polk Revisited is a year-long reentry program designed to support former Davis Polk lawyers who have taken a break from the legal profession and wish to return to full-time legal careers. The program is open to alumni who have two or more years of Davis Polk experience and who have been away from the legal profession for at least one year. Revisited lawyers can be placed in practice groups and can also serve in other legal roles throughout the firm (e.g., as Practice Resource lawyers or Pro Bono lawyers). Participants will receive the training, CLE and reintegration support they need to resume their careers.