Matthew Cormack
  1. Counsel

Mr. Cormack is counsel in Davis Polk’s Litigation Department, practicing in the New York office. He represents clients in complex civil litigation and arbitrations in jurisdictions across the country. He represents financial institutions and corporate clients in a range of disputes, including complex contractual disputes, tort and fraud actions, securities suits, fiduciary duty litigation and bankruptcies. He also advises clients on a variety of issues such as contractual rights and potential litigation. His practice also includes advising hedge funds and fund managers on complex legal issues associated with fund wind-downs. Mr. Cormack also has an active pro bono practice, representing civil litigants in the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, petitioners in federal habeas corpus proceedings, and various organizations as amicus curiae in federal and immigration courts.

Bar Admissions

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


  • B.A., Economics and Political Science, University of Kansas, 2006
  • J.D., Columbia Law School, 2011
    • James Kent Scholar
    • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar

Professional History

  • Counsel, 2020-present
  • Associate, 2011-2020
  • Law Clerk, Hon. Mary H. Murguia, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2012-2013