Laterals and Judicial Clerks

Laterals

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 Capital Markets group is seeking associates with 3+ years of experience. Our Capital Markets group advises leading international corporations and financial institutions across a full range of capital markets transactions, including equity, investment-grade and high-yield debt and derivatives.
     
  • The São Paulo office is seeking a U.S. qualified associate with 4+ years of capital markets experience to focus on Brazilian matters. Native or fluent Portuguese language skills are required. Applicants can be based in New York or São Paulo.
     
  • The Finance Group is seeking associates with 3+ years of experience in leveraged finance. The ideal candidate would have experience with acquisition financings and commitment letters, whether representing lenders, private equity sponsors or corporate borrowers.

Northern California Office

Corporate

  • The Northern California office is seeking a lateral associate with 2-5 years’ experience to join our general corporate practice. The Northern California office is the base for service to our West Coast clients. Our corporate practice reflects the firm’s traditional strengths in advisory, banking, finance and transactional work focused on the distinct needs of technology and life science companies. 

São Paulo/New York Offices

Capital Markets

  • The São Paulo office is seeking a U.S. qualified associate with 4+ years of capital markets experience to focus on Brazilian matters.  Native or fluent Portuguese language skills are required.  Applicants can be based in São Paulo or New York.
     

New York and Washington DC
Cristina Attard, Legal Recruiting Coordinator
+1 212 450 6529 tel
cristina.attard@davispolk.com

Northern California
Sally Downing, Director, Office Administration
+1 650 752 2042 tel
sally.downing@davispolk.com

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.

London
Gill Baxter, London Office Administrator
+44 20 7418 1383 tel
londonrecruiting@davispolk.com

Paris
Pascale Foucherot, Paris Office Administrator
+33 (0) 1 56 59 36 33 tel
paris.recruitment@davispolk.com

São Paulo, Madrid and Tokyo
Cristina Attard, Legal Recruiting Coordinator
+1 212 450 6529 tel
cristina.attard@davispolk.com

Beijing and Hong Kong
Tina Zhao, Legal Recruiting Manager
+86 10 8567 5036 tel
tina.zhao@davispolk.com

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
cristina.attard@davispolk.com