Laterals and Judicial Clerks


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 to 3 weeks of receipt of the application.

New York Office


  • The Finance Group is seeking a senior attorney to lead the central diligence team on acquisition financings where the Finance Group is advising lenders. Responsibilities will include (i) heading up Davis Polk’s due diligence effort; (ii) coordinating with buyer’s counsel; (iii) providing diligence downloads to each lender; and (iv) reviewing and summarizing relevant provisions of the acquisition agreement and negotiating certain lender-related provisions. The attorney will work closely with other members of the Finance Group and other Davis Polk lawyers and will have extensive contact with clients and lawyers at other firms in the context of a market-leading finance practice. Depending on seniority and experience, a counsel title may be available. 

New York and Washington DC
Cristina Attard, Legal Recruiting Coordinator
+1 212 450 6529 tel

Northern California
Sally Downing, Northern California Office Administrator
+1 650 752 2042 tel

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.

Gill Baxter, London Office Administrator
+44 20 7418 1383 tel

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

São Paulo, Madrid and Tokyo
Cristina Attard, Legal Recruiting Coordinator
+1 212 450 6529 tel

Beijing and Hong Kong
Tina Zhao, Legal Recruiting Manager
+86 10 8567 5036 tel

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.

Cristina Attard, Legal Recruiting Coordinator
+1 212 450 6529 tel