Laterals and Judicial Clerks


New York Office

  • Capital Markets Group – Mid-Level
    Seeking mid-level associates for our Latin American and U.S. capital markets practices. The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years of relevant experience and will be fluent in Spanish.

  • Credit Group – Mid-Level/Senior
    Seeking mid-level/senior associates to join our Credit Group, representing borrowers and lenders in a broad range of lending transactions. The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years of relevant experience.

  • Credit Group – Practice Resource Associate
    Seeking an experienced lawyer who has practiced in the bank financing area (and in particular acquisition finance) who will help to develop and implement projects designed to meet the knowledge needs of the Credit Group. The ideal candidate will have at least 4 years of relevant experience.
  • Executive Compensation Group – Mid-Level
    Seeking mid-level associates to join our Executive Compensation Group. The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years of relevant experience.

  • M&A Group – Senior
    Seeking a senior associate to research and analyze and advise clients on transaction structuring matters. Requires a Juris Doctor (J.D.), or equivalent, and at least four (4) years of experience representing U.S. and international public company and private equity clients on strategic corporate transactions, including cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments and leveraged buyouts, joint ventures, corporate restructuring and representation and warranty insurance. Prior experience must include at least four (4) years of advising on general corporate matters; drafting purchase agreements, joint venture and shareholders’ agreements and ancillary transaction agreements; drafting proxy statements for annual and special meetings; drafting and reviewing filings required by securities laws and stock exchange regulations; advising on securities law requirements and stock exchange regulations; and performing complex due diligence exercises. Must be admitted to practice law in the State of New York. Please submit resume to Kristen Schulte, at Please indicate job code TL02-18..

We are happy to receive applications from experienced lawyers. Please submit your cover letter, resume and law school transcript to the relevant contacts listed below. We generally reply within 2-3 weeks of receipt of the application.

New York and Washington DC
Gina Maggio, Legal Recruiting Coordinator
+1 212 450 6961 tel 
+1 212 450 5548 fax

Northern California
Sally Downing, Office Administrator
Development Coordinator 
+1 650 752 2032 tel 
+1 650 752 3632 fax

International Practice

Many of our international offices have lateral hiring needs. Our lawyers work on cross-border transactions, with emphasis on capital markets, M&A and finance issues. We have a leading U.S. law practice in our offices worldwide. In addition, we have top-rated local law capabilities in London, Hong Kong and Paris. We also practice English law in our Hong Kong and São Paulo offices. Lawyers practicing outside the United States who practice U.S. law must be admitted in one of the jurisdictions in which the firm has a U.S. office and be in compliance with any requirements of their local jurisdiction. Lawyers practicing local law in jurisdictions outside the United States must be duly admitted to practice in such jurisdiction.

São Paulo Office

  • Corporate – Mid-Level/Senior
    Seeking mid-level and senior associates for our capital markets/credit/project finance practices in São Paulo. The ideal candidate will have 2 to 6+ years of relevant experience. Fluency in Portuguese and/or Spanish are beneficial but not required.

Gill Baxter, London Office Administrator
+44 20 7418 1353 tel
+44 20 7418 1057 fax

Pascale Foucherot, Paris Office Administrator
+33 (0) 1 56 59 36 33   tel
+33 (0) 1 56 59 37 33   fax

São Paulo, Madrid and Tokyo
Gina Maggio, Legal Recruiting Coordinator
+1 212 450 6961 tel 
+1 212 450 5548 fax

Beijing and Hong Kong
Ronnie Poon, Legal Recruiting and Professional Development Manager
+852 2533 3340 tel
+852 2533 1740 fax

Judicial Clerks

Davis Polk litigators are recognized for their extensive experience, creativity, integrity and ability to handle the most complex and challenging litigation matters for global clients. Approximately two-thirds of our litigators have clerked for federal or state judges, including Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Gina Maggio, Legal Recruiting Coordinator
+1 212 450 6961 tel 
+1 212 450 5548 fax