Andrew Yaphe
  1. Counsel

Mr. Yaphe is counsel in Davis Polk’s Litigation Department, practicing in Northern California. He has represented clients in a broad range of civil litigation matters in federal and state court nationwide including securities cases, antitrust cases, and other complex class action matters, as well as commercial disputes. His clients operate in an array of industries including life sciences, technology (both hardware and software), financial services, manufacturing, and retailers, among others. He has successfully argued substantive matters in both trial and appellate courts. In addition, he coordinates Davis Polk’s pro bono program in Northern California and has represented a number of pro bono clients in a variety of proceedings.

Bar Admissions

  • State of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, C.D. California
  • U.S. District Court, E.D. California
  • U.S. District Court, N.D. California
  • U.S. District Court, S.D. California


  • B.A., English/Philosophy, University of Virginia, 1998
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • with high distinction
  • M.A., University of Chicago, 1999
  • J.D., Stanford Law School, 2010
    • Member, Stanford Law Review

Professional History

  • Counsel, 2019-present
  • Davis Polk since 2014
  • WilmerHale, 2012-2013
  • Law Clerk, Hon. J. Clifford Wallace, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2013-2014
  • Law Clerk, Hon. James Ware, U.S. District Court, N.D. California, 2011-2012