Lawrence E. Jacobs
  1. Litigation Counsel

Mr. Jacobs is Davis Polk’s Managing Attorney and Litigation Counsel. He has represented corporations and individuals in a wide variety of lawsuits in both state and federal courts and in matters before regulatory agencies. He also advises and represents Davis Polk in conjunction with the firm’s General Counsel’s office. He provides litigation training to Davis Polk lawyers and others, and has taught Pre-Trial Commercial Litigation as a Lecturer-in-Law at Columbia Law School since 2006.

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, E.D. New York
  • U.S. District Court, N.D. New York
  • U.S. District Court, S.D. New York


  • B.A., Black Music/Literature and Languages, Bennington College, 1978
  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 1985
    • cum laude
    • Order of the Coif
    • Baer Memorial Scholar
    • Senior Articles Editor, New York University Law Review

Professional History

  • Litigation Counsel, 2002-present
  • Managing Attorney, 1997-present
  • Litigation Associate, Kramer, Levin, Naftalis & Frankel, 1992-1997
  • Litigation Associate, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, 1986-1991
  • Law Clerk, Hon. Phyllis A. Kravitch, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1985-1986