Loyti Cheng
  1. Counsel

Ms. Cheng is co-head of the firm's Environmental Transactional Group in Davis Polk’s Corporate Department. She has advised clients for over three decades on a wide range of environmental matters, with a particular focus on environmental and toxic tort analysis and contractual allocation in the context of transactions, disclosure obligations, climate change legislation and general advice relating to environmental claims, liabilities and corporate policies. She has represented U.S. and international companies, financial institutions, private equity and venture capital groups and other entities in numerous transactions involving mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity offerings, acquisition financings, bank lending transactions and real estate investments.

Ms. Cheng is named as a leading environmental lawyer in numerous legal industry publications and frequently speaks on, and writes about, a variety of environmental law topics.


Ms. Cheng is consistently recognized as a leading environmental lawyer:

  • Best Lawyers
    • "Lawyer of the Year," Environmental Law: New York, 2020
    • Environmental Law: New York
    • Business Edition: Women in the Law: New York
  • Legal Media Group's Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers – Women in Business Law: United States
  • Chambers USA – New York, Band 1
  • Legal 500 U.S. 
  • Super Lawyers 
  • Who's Who Legal –The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers

In addition, she is the recipient of the Euromoney Women in Business Law – Best in Environment 2018 Award.  

Of Note

  • Steering Committee, Environmental Law Institute Leadership Council
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, New York State Bar Association

Professional History

  • Counsel, 1996-present
  • Associate, 1986-1996

Practice Focus

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York


  • B.A., New York University, 1983
    • cum laude
    • Phi Beta Kappa
  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 1986
    • Executive Research Editor, NYU Journal of International Law and Politics