Lucy W. Farr
  1. Partner

Ms. Farr is a partner in Davis Polk’s Tax Department. She concentrates in the taxation of corporate finance, derivatives and structured finance and on domestic and international tax planning for financial institutions. She has advised financial institutions and issuers in the development and execution of complex public and private financial products designed to achieve capital raising, hedging or other objectives. Ms. Farr has also done significant work in bankruptcy and other restructuring matters and in representing investment funds.


Ms. Farr is consistently recognized for her work in the legal industry:

  • Chambers USA – Tax (New York)
  • Legal 500 US – Tax (USA) | Leading Lawyer
  • Who's Who Legal – Tax (USA) | Global Leader
  • Best Lawyers – Tax (New York)

Of Note

  • Committee Chair, Financial Instruments, Tax Section, New York State Bar Association
  • Fellow, American College of Tax Counsel
  • Past Council Director, Section of Taxation, American Bar Association 
  • Past President, The Tax Club of New York City
  • Past Chair, Financial Transactions Committee of the Section of Taxation, American Bar Association

Professional History

  • Partner, 2003-present
  • Associate, 1995-2003

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York


  • A.B., Harvard University, 1992
    • cum laude
  • J.D., Yale Law School, 1995
    • Editor in Chief, Yale Journal on Regulation
  • LL.M., New York University School of Law, 1999


  • French