Litigation has been a cornerstone of our practice since the firm’s inception. Leading companies from around the world in every industry, as well as their executives and directors, turn to us for their most challenging litigation matters. Our global network has over 250 litigators with a well-established reputation for providing market-leading representation in the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America. 

Our litigators are recognized for their experience, creativity, integrity and strategic approach. As courtroom lawyers, they have earned the respect of the judiciary, prosecutors, regulators and the bar across the nation. They concentrate on streamlining complex cases and developing strategies that win. 

We view matters through the lens of our clients’ business objectives, drawing on the experience of our firm across all major industry sectors. As clients and peers frequently note, the breadth of experience and depth of quality lawyers across our practice is exceptional. Our approach has created a long track record of success for our clients, at trial and on appeal, through motions, verdicts and strategic settlements.


Chambers Global / USA / Asia-Pacific Antitrust, Dispute Resolution, General Commercial Litigation, Securities Litigation, Band 1

  • Davis Polk "has a strong track record handling high-profile contentious matters for financial industry clients and global corporations.” 
  • Davis Polk has a “[m]arket-leading practice with a stellar reputation in the New York litigation arena. Recognized expertise across the full gamut of disputes including complex commercial matters, securities litigation and white-collar work. A go-to firm for an impressive portfolio of clients, housing impressive multijurisdictional capabilities boosted by a strong international presence.” 
  • Client comment: “I am convinced they have some of the finest lawyers in the country from partner down to associate level. They possess the combination of relevant experience, sheer brilliance and hard work.” 
  • Client comment: “They are stellar as a firm and they know exactly how to treat a client. One of their standout strengths is their commercial awareness - in terms of strategy and tactics, they are among the best and they have all the right tools in place.”