Davis Polk partners Vanessa Jackson and Jim McClammy were named among the “2022 Most Influential Black Lawyers” by Savoy Magazine. This list highlights top lawyers who are visionaries, leaders and advocates within the legal profession, widely recognized for their professionalism, protection of rights and community service. 

Vanessa is a partner in Davis Polk’s Finance practice. She advises financial institutions and corporate borrowers in a broad range of corporate finance transactions, including leveraged and investment-grade acquisition financings, asset-based credit facilities, debt restructurings, spinoffs, working capital financings, debtor-in-possession financings, exit financings, and other secured and unsecured financings. Vanessa is co-chair of the firm’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee.

Jim is a partner in Davis Polk’s Civil Litigation practice. He represents financial institutions, corporations, debtors, creditors and creditor committees in a wide range of matters, including securities, commodities and antitrust class actions, bankruptcy-related litigation, and other complex federal and state law litigation.

2022 Most Influential Black Lawyers,” Savoy (February 15, 2022)