Davis Polk & Wardwell

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  • Anti-Corruption and FCPA
  • Antitrust and Competition
  • Appellate Litigation
  • Arbitration
  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Commercial Dispute and Contract
  • Compliance and Advisory
  • Congressional Investigations
  • Consumer Class Actions
  • Crisis Management for Corporate Boards and Officers
  • Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
  • Economic Sanctions and National Security
  • Energy Litigation
  • Financial Crisis Litigation
  • Global Enforcement and Litigation
  • Health Care and
  • Life Sciences Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Internal Investigations
  • Investment Funds Litigation and Investigations
  • M&A-Related Litigation
  • Mass Torts and Products Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Securities Enforcement
  • Securities Litigation
  • Sovereign and Banking Litigation
  • Tax Controversy
  • White Collar Criminal Defense


Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP (including its associated entities) is a global law firm with offices strategically located in the world’s key financial centers. For more than 160 years, our lawyers have advised industry-leading companies and global financial institutions on their most challenging legal and business matters. Our firm ranks among the world’s preeminent law firms across the entire range of our practice. 

Litigation has been a cornerstone of our practice since the firm’s inception. We regularly appear on behalf of clients in high-stakes commercial disputes, contract litigation and in arbitrations around the world.  As Davis Polk’s clients will attest, the firm is widely heralded for its ability to provide strategic guidance and hard-hitting litigation support to clients facing legal challenges that carry the most serious reputational implications. 

We view matters through the lens of our clients’ business objectives, drawing on the experience of our firm across all major industry sectors. As clients and peers frequently note, the breadth of experience and depth of quality lawyers across our practice is exceptional. Our approach has created a long track record of success for our clients, at trial and on appeal, through motions, verdicts and strategic settlements.
With our global platform, we provide seamless advice to clients and are equipped to handle international disputes under the laws of numerous countries.


  • Beijing
  • New York
  • Menlo Park
  • Washington
  • London
  • Paris
  • Madrid
  • Tokyo
  • Hong Kong
  • Sao Paulo


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