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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 3,500 lawyers who live in over 50 countries and work across all sectors of business, government, law and academia.
 

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Leaders in law and beyond


A diverse community of
remarkable individuals

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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.

1,700+ at companies 150+ in academia
250+ in government 70+ in nonprofits

The Davis Polk Alumni Network


Experience at Davis Polk
opens doors

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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

Log on to the Davis Polk Alumni Network

Connect with fellow alumni in our private LinkedIn group

Alumni in the news

Davis Polk alumni are often featured in the news. We are pleased to share these recent alumni mentions.
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Robert Chesney (NY, ’99)
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Former Justice Department official and University of Texas Law Professor, views the most recent Russian cyber attack as less significant than prior attacks and not as a response to sanctions, as he does not believe the U.S. has done enough to try and deter them.

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Barry Friedman (DC, ‘84)
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Professor at NYU School of Law, argues that the qualified immunity doctrine makes no sense and gives police officers far too much leeway in the context of the George Floyd killing.

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Winston Ma (NY, ’98)
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NYU Law School adjunct professor and author of the book The Digital War, explains that China’s vow to crack down on bitcoin mining will significantly impact global crypto markets, as shares of Chinese crypto mining rig makers have already slid in New York trading.

Davis Polk Revisited


Helping alumni return to law
and advance their careers

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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.

Learn how to apply on the Davis Polk Alumni Network

Our alumni team

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Email our alumni team

alumni@davispolk.com

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Lindsay H. Tomsenson Photo
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Lindsay Tomenson
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Director, Alumni and Career Services
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Jessica Badain
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Manager, Alumni Relations
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Sandy Kim Photo
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Sandy Kim
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Manager, Career Services
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Madelyn Rodriguez
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Senior Coordinator, Alumni Relations