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Diversity

"Davis Polk is deeply committed to promoting diversity and inclusion at our firm and in the legal profession. Our culture of inclusiveness and respect is integral to our values and inherent in how we relate to our clients and each other. We believe that the diverse perspectives of our lawyers enhance our ability to provide creative solutions tailored to our clients' most challenging business needs. We understand the urgency of improving diversity and inclusion in the legal industry as a whole and within our firm, and are focused..."

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Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

450 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Phone: (212) 450-4000

Stats

Managing Partner: Neil Barr
Hiring Partners: Maurice Blanco & Dana Seshens
Total No. Attorneys 2019:
750 - 1K

Base Salary

All offices
1st year: $190,000
2nd year: $200,000
3rd year: $220,000
4th year: $255,000
5th year: $280,000
6th year: $305,000
Summer associate: $3,700/week

Summer Program

Summer Associate Offers:
171 out of 171 (2Ls) (2018)

No. of Summer Associates:
179 (171 2Ls; 8 1Ls) (2018)

Employment Contact

Cristóbal V. Modesto
Director of Legal Recruiting
(212) 450-4144
newlawyer@davispolk.com

Major Office Locations

New York, NY (HQ)
Northern California
Washington, DC
Beijing
Hong Kong
London
Madrid
Paris
São Paulo
Tokyo

Major Departments

Antitrust & Competition
Capital Markets
Corporate Governance
Derivatives and Structured Products
Environmental
Executive Compensation
Finance
Financial Institutions
FinTech
Restructuring
Intellectual Property & Technology
Investment Management
Litigation
Mergers & Acquisitions
Private Equity
Real Estate
Tax
Trusts & Estates
White Collar Criminal Defense
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.