Global Enforcement and Litigation

Davis Polk’s global enforcement and litigation practice – anchored by teams in New York, Hong Kong, London, Northern California, Paris and Washington DC – offers clients a unique platform that combines our experience and reputation in cross-border regulatory enforcement and complex litigation with an integrated team to support clients around the globe.

We regularly represent overseas clients in U.S. proceedings and both U.S. and non-U.S. clients in foreign jurisdictions, and we have managed enforcement and litigation issues in more than 75 countries across the United States, Asia, Europe, Central and South America, Africa and the Middle East.

Major international companies and financial institutions turn to us to handle multijurisdictional investigations and enforcement actions, arbitrations, commercial disputes, and civil and criminal court proceedings. We work side by side with clients to develop effective compliance programs, prepare policies and procedures to control risk, investigate potential misconduct, deal with local and foreign agencies, and devise strategies for remedial action.


Chambers Global / USA / Asia-Pacific: 

  • Davis Polk has "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.” 
  • “Sophisticated cross-border investigations practice, well positioned to manage enforcement actions arising in jurisdictions across the USA as well as those initiated by foreign regulatory agencies.”
  • “[Davis Polk] is known for its highly respected practice offering a wealth of expertise in cross-border litigation.”
  • Client Comment - “They are a very good litigation practice as they have high-value rather than high-volume work.”