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Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP 
Size of Organization: 750
Year Established: 1849
Main Office: New York, New York

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Davis Polk is one of the world's premier law firms. Known for our skillful work in highly complex matters that are critical to our clients, we offer unrivaled breadth and excellence across all our practices and specialties. Our clients, many of them industry and global leaders, rely on the exceptional, collaborative service we deliver through our nine offices worldwide.

Ranked among the small handful of leading firms worldwide across our entire practice, covering such areas as capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, credit, insolvency and restructuring, investment management, tax and litigation. Approximately 750 lawyers in nine offices located in key business centers around the world. Lockstep compensation structure ensures that lawyers work together across the practice and devote all necessary firm resources to client matters with no internal quarreling over business origination credit or fees.Nearly 50% of our partners were listed as "Leaders in Their Field" in either Chambers Global (2009) or Chambers USA (2009).

Nearly 60% of our corporate partners were so listed. Davis Polk ranked among the top 3 law firms in a survey in which Fortune 250 law departments were asked to name the firms they rely on most in corporate transactions (Corporate Counsel, September 2009). Two financial crisis-related representations by Davis Polk were among the five deals that received the Financial Times' highest ranking for innovation in its annual "Innovative Lawyers" special report. The firm was the only law firm in this category to earn the highest ranking for more than one deal. Davis Polk routinely ranks among the top firms in The American Lawyer's "A-List" rankings of U.S. law firms, which ranks firms based upon their revenue per lawyer, pro bono activities, associate satisfaction and lawyer diversity.

Statement of Practice Summary:
Corporate; Litigation.


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