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November 28, 2015 9:04 AM ET

Professional Services

Company Overview of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Company Overview

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP provides legal advisory services. The firm’s practice areas include capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, credit, litigation, private equity, tax, financial regulation, investment management, insolvency and restructuring, executive compensation, intellectual property, and real estate and trusts and estates. Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP was founded in 1849 and is based in New York, New York with additional offices in Menlo Park, California; Washington, District of Columbia; London, United Kingdom; Paris, France; Madrid, Spain; Central, Hong Kong; Beijing, China; Sao Paulo, Brazil; and Tokyo, Japan.

450 Lexington Avenue

New York, NY 10017

United States

Founded in 1849





Key Executives for Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Managing Partner
Age: 51
Age: 68
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP Key Developments

Davis Polk Appoints David Schnabel as Partner in New York

Davis Polk announced that David Schnabel has joined the firm as a partner in New York. Mr. Schnabel joins Davis Polk from Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, where he had been a partner since 2000. Mr. Schnabel is the former Chair of the Tax Section of the New York State Bar Association and former co-chair of the Investment Funds Committee, the Consolidated Returns Committee and the Partnership Committee; a member of the planning committee for the University of Chicago Law School Tax Conference; and a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel.

Jon Gray Joins as Partner of Davis Polk in Tokyo

Davis Polk announced that Jon Gray, a leading U.S. corporate lawyer, has joined the firm as a partner in Tokyo. His arrival, together with the return of corporate partner Eugene Gregor to Tokyo, reflects Davis Polk’s commitment to Japan. This announcement follows the significant expansion of Davis Polk’s presence in Asia over the past five years, and further extends Davis Polk’s leadership among the elite law firms in Asia. Mr. Gray joins Davis Polk from Linklaters, where he had been a partner since 2007. He has advised investment banks, private equity funds and issuers on a variety of debt, equity and restructuring transactions. Mr. Gray’s transactional experience includes SEC-registered offerings, Rule 144A and Regulation S offerings and other private placements. A significant portion of his practice has involved Japanese companies, and he is widely recognized as a leading U.S. lawyer on capital markets transactions involving Japanese issuers.

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP Announces Appointment of Tonya M. Smith as Counsel in Financial Institutions Group in New York

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP announced appointment of Tonya M. Smith as counsel in financial institutions group in New York. Smith joins the firm from Bank of New York Mellon, where she was a managing director and senior counsel. Smith was a primary counsel on regulatory matters for BNYM's global markets derivatives and foreign exchange desks.

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