Davis Polk & Wardwell

United States (National)

450 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017
United States (National)

Telephone:+1 212 450 4000
Fax:+1 212 701 5800

For 170 years, Davis Polk has advised many of the world's leading companies and financial institutions as they face complex legal and business challenges.

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP (including its associated entities) is an elite global law firm with world-class practices across the board. Industry-leading companies and global financial institutions know they can rely on Davis Polk for their most challenging legal and business matters. The firm's top-flight capabilities are grounded in a distinguished history of 170 years, and its global, forward-looking focus is supported by offices strategically located in the world's key financial centers and political capitals. More than 1,000 lawyers collaborate seamlessly across practice groups and geographies to provide clients with exceptional service, sophisticated advice and creative, practical solutions. Visit davispolk.com.

Litigation: Companies from around the world in every industry, as well as their executives and directors, retain Davis Polk lawyers for their most significant litigation matters. The firm's 250-plus litigators routinely represent clients in trials, criminal and regulatory investigations, congressional inquiries, arbitrations, hearings, appeals and crisis management situations. We have been at the forefront of many of the largest and most well-known litigation matters and investigations in recent years. Recent representations include:

  • Comcast in numerous patent litigations initiated by Rovi Corporation and its affiliates
  • A Foreign Service Officer in his nationally televised appearances before the House Permanent Selection Committee on Intelligence in the 2019 impeachment inquiry
  • ExxonMobil in successfully suing the U.S. Department of Treasury and OFAC in federal court to vacate a penalty notice imposing a $2 million fine on Exxon for alleged violations of the Ukraine-related sanctions regulations
  • Numerous boards, companies and individuals to advise on workplace misconduct matters related to the #Me Too movement
  • Several global financial institutions in widely reported investigations and litigation relating to benchmark manipulation (FX, LIBOR, SIBOR, COOR and ISDAfix)
  • IBM in successfully petitioning the Supreme Court of the United States for vacatur of a Second Circuit decision in an ERISA class action
  • Sete Brasil in four separate ICC arbitrations relating to an $800 million dispute arising out of the construction of four deepwater drilling rigs

Davis Polk litigators are recognized for their experience, creativity, integrity and strategic approach, and clients look to them to handle their "bet-the-company" matters. 

Practice areas & Sector specialisations:

  • Anti-Corruption and FCPA
  • Antitrust and Competition
  • Appellate Litigation
  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Commercial Dispute and Contract
  • Compliance and Advisory
  • Congressional Investigations
  • Consumer Class Actions
  • Consumer Protection and
  • Advertising Law
  • Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
  • Economic Sanctions and
  • National Security
  • Global Enforcement and Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Internal Investigations
  • International Arbitration
  • M&A-Related Litigation
  • Mass Torts and Products Liability
  • Regulatory Enforcement and
  • Investigations
  • Securities Enforcement
  • and Litigation
  • Tax Controversy
  • White Collar Criminal Defense


Updated Nov 2022