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- Designation: New York
- Head Count: 810
- Gross Revenues: $975,000,000
- Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,205,000
- Profits Per Partner: $2,940,000
- Year Over Year Change: -3
Davis Polk & Wardwell is a New York-based law firm. According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Davis Polk & Wardwell has 810 attorneys and is the 39th largest firm in the United States. With $975,000,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 25th on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking. On the 2013 Global 100 survey, Davis Polk & Wardwell ranked as the 32nd highest grossing law firm in the world. The firm has offices in CA, DC and NY.
In the News
: The American Lawyer : February 26, 2015
Shire / NPS; HeidelbergCement Asset Sale; Shake Shack IPO; Marlin / NuDevco / Azure; Facebook / Wit.ai / Quickfire; OnCore/ Tekmira
David Bario, Jenna Greene, Scott Flaherty, Mark Hamblett, Rebekah Mintzer, and Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : February 26, 2015
U.S. v. Standard & Poor's; Fjarde AP-Fonden v. Morgan Stanley; In re Bear Stearns Mortgage Pass-Through Litigation; In Re Freeport-McMoRan Derivative Litigation
Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : February 25, 2015
One of India's largest banks has sold stock on the country's domestic exchanges and in the U.S. to fund future growth and boost its capital reserves.
Karen Sloan : The National Law Journal : February 24, 2015
The 50 law schools that send the most graduates into associate jobs at the country's largest law firms have something in common—each stands among the Top 100 law schools in the country, as ranked by U.S. News and World Report. With one notable exception: Howard University School of Law.
Karen Sloan : The National Law Journal : February 23, 2015
A larger proportion of a smaller graduating class landed jobs at big firms.
Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : February 20, 2015
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom's Mulaney and Hatchard led the way for Broomfield, Colorado-based Ball Corp. in its $6.8 billion acquisition of fellow can maker Rexam PLC.
Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : February 19, 2015
Ball Corp.'s acquisition of fellow can maker Rexum PLC tops our latest roundup of deals worth $1 billion or more, with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom advising on the most number of deals.
Rick Kopstein, Photographer : New York Law Journal : February 18, 2015
The New York Lawyers for the Public Interest presented its 22nd annual Law & Society Awards to Don Liu, executive vice president, general counsel and secretary of Xerox Corporation, and Carey Dunne, partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell, at a luncheon on Tuesday.
Michael D. Goldhaber : The American Lawyer : February 18, 2015
Don't light up the cigars just yet. Before Cuba and the U.S. can open full economic relations, U.S. antiterror judgments and claims for nationalized property must be resolved.
: Corporate Counsel : February 18, 2015
A career litigator and a litigation consultant talk about how to bring sanity to a process that can get out of control.
: The National Law Journal : February 16, 2015
Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.
Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : February 13, 2015
For a fifth consecutive year, Davis Polk & Wardwell's profitability and revenue rose by significant margins, with the firm's revenue surpassing the $1 billion mark for the first time. Average profits per partner came in at $3.29 million, a record high for the firm. Revenue rose from $975 million in 2013 to $1.072 billion last year.
Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : February 12, 2015
Our latest roundup of M&A deals worth $1 billion or more includes Am Law firms advising on Harris Corp.'s $4.75 billion buy of Exelis, Inc.; Rite Aid's $2 billion acquisition of pharmacy benefits manager Envision Pharmaceutical Services; and Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc.'s $1.76 billion acquisition of five hotel properties from a group of sellers. Latham led the way in terms of deal volume and transaction size.
Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : February 11, 2015
Less than a month after the Supreme Court reignited sprawling antitrust litigation accusing major banks of conspiring to fix the London Interbank Offered Rate, the stage is quickly being set for the next big Libor battle at the Second Circuit.
Michael A. Riccardi : Delaware Business Court Insider : February 11, 2015
A complaint alleging denial of "earn-out" payments has been carved down to a breach of contract action as Delaware Court of Chancery Chancellor Andre G. Bouchard dismissed other charges in the case.
Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : February 09, 2015
Handing a victory to Sprint's lawyers at Shook Hardy & Bacon, a Delaware jury put Comcast on the hook for about $28 million just months after Comcast won $7.5 million from Sprint in a related patent case.
: The American Lawyer : February 09, 2015
The Am Law Daily's early coverage of 2014 financial results of The Am Law 100/200 includes an examination into what's going on behind the numbers. This list will be updated as new results become available. Final rankings and full results for The Am Law 100 will be published in The American Lawyer's May 2015 issue and The Am Law Second Hundred will be published in the June issue.
Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : February 06, 2015
The settlement between Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC and the U.S. Department of Justice was partly because of a change in the legal department.
Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : February 06, 2015
Four China-based accounting firms affiliated with the "Big Four" on Friday agreed to pay $500,000 each to settle charges by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that they refused to turn over documents in multiple fraud investigations.
David Ruiz : The Recorder : February 05, 2015
A roundup of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.
Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : February 05, 2015
This week's roundup of deals worth $1 billion or more includes Am Law firms working on a $15.2 billion pharmaceutical transaction between Pfizer and Hospira; a $10.54 billion telecom deal between Frontier and Verizon; a $7.3 billion asset sale by building material manufacturers Holcim and Lafarge; and a $6.3 billion merger between Staples and Office Depot.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 04, 2015
Boies Schiller & Flexner partner Kathleen Smalley is headed to newly merged Locke Lord; Davis Polk poaches Greenberg Traurig's real estate chair in New York; three DLA Piper finance lawyers depart; Littler Mendelson heads to Maine; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.
Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : February 02, 2015
The number of New York lawyers promoted to partner at the largest law firms in the state is holding steady, while several firms are increasing partner promotions firmwide.
Nick Ferguson : The Asian Lawyer : February 02, 2015
We reveal the contenders for our annual awards ahead of a gala dinner in Hong Kong on March 3.
: Corporate Counsel : February 01, 2015
: The American Lawyer : January 29, 2015
PetSmart, Riverbed LBOs; Merck / Cubist; Visteon Stake Sale; GIC / IndCor Properties; NextEra / Hawaiian Electric; Paramount Group IPO
Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : January 29, 2015
Pfizer Inc. and a phalanx of defense lawyers spent five years trying to defeat an investor class action related to off-label drug marketing. But Robbins Geller kept the case alive until a looming trial pressured the drug maker to cut a $400 million deal.
David Bario, Scott Flaherty and Rebekah Mintzer : The American Lawyer : January 29, 2015
U.S. v. Newman and Chiasson; In Re Forex Benchmark Rates and Antitrust Litigation; Harris Country v. International Paper; In re Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities; SimpleAir v. Google
Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : January 29, 2015
The $18 billion merger between Energy Transfer Partners and Regency Energy Partners tops a roundup of nine deals breaking the billion-dollar mark this week.
Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : January 28, 2015
A Manhattan federal judge on Wednesday delivered an early-inning win to plaintiffs lawyers at Hausfeld LLP and Scott & Scott in a suit accusing a dozen major banks of widespread manipulation of the $5 trillion-a-day foreign exchange market.