Gerard McCarthy
  1. Counsel

Mr. McCarthy is counsel in Davis Polk’s Litigation Department in New York. He has represented financial institutions and corporate clients in a wide range of matters and disputes throughout the country. His practice includes complex commercial and contract disputes, mass tort actions, sovereign immunity-related litigation and bankruptcy litigation. Mr. McCarthy also has an active pro bono practice and has represented and assisted individual asylum seekers in a number of matters.


Bar Admissions

  • State of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, E.D. New York
  • U.S. District Court, S.D. New York


  • B.A., Economics and Government, College of William & Mary, 2008
    • magna cum laude
  • J.D., Cornell Law School, 2011
    • summa cum laude
    • Order of the Coif
    • Boardman Third-Year Law Prize
    • Articles Editor, Cornell Law Review

Professional History

  • Davis Polk since 2012
  • Law Clerk, Hon. Richard C. Wesley, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 2011-2012