Davis Polk partner and national security practice head Paul Marquardt was profiled by Financier Worldwide as part of the publication’s “Power Players: International Trade & Sanctions 2023 - Distinguished Advisers” issue. In the Q&A, Paul discusses his practice, his career path and what motivates him. He also shares his thoughts on how to achieve successful outcomes for clients by providing wise advice, sound judgment and a usable risk assessment.

When asked what strengths and characteristics he and the firm strive to demonstrate to clients, Paul noted, “One of our greatest strengths is how closely we are embedded with our transactional and white-collar practices… You do not have a sanctions team and a litigation team; you have a Davis Polk team, and we have all worked together closely before. We do not have high walls separating practice areas, fights over who gets credit for what, or territoriality among ourselves, and I think it shows in our work.”

International Trade & Sanctions 2023 - Distinguished Advisers,” Financier Worldwide (December 2023)