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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; 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: 53
Age: 70
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP Key Developments

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP Announces Appointment of Partners

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP elected 10 partners: corporate lawyers Daniel Brass, Marcel Fausten, Dan Hirschovits, Jeong M. Oh and John Perry; Lara Samet Buchwald, Karen Chan and David Lisson, litigation; William A. Curran, tax; and Jai R. Massari, financial institutions.

China XD Plastics Company Limited Retains Special Committee's Independent Financial Advisor and Legal Counsel

China XD Plastics Company Limited announced that the special committee of its board of directors, which is composed entirely of independent directors has retained Duff & Phelps, LLC and Duff & Phelps Securities, LLC as the Special Committee's independent financial advisor, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP as its U.S. legal counsel and Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP as its Nevada legal counsel in connection with its review and evaluation of the preliminary non-binding proposal letter dated February 16, 2017 from its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Jie Han.

Davis Polk Appoints Patrick Sinclair as Partner in Litigation Department

Davis Polk announced that Patrick Sinclair will join the firm as a partner in the Litigation Department. He will be based in Hong Kong and will focus on white collar criminal defense matters and government and internal investigations. The addition of Mr. Sinclair further extends the depth of Davis Polk’s distinguished practice in Asia and reflects the firm’s continued commitment to the region. He joins leading Hong Kong litigators Martin Rogers and James Wadham, who launched Davis Polk’s enforcement capability in Asia in 2013 and have expanded the practice significantly on the back of continuing growth in Asia-centered enforcement and investigations matters. He comes to Davis Polk from Ropes & Gray, where he was a partner in the government enforcement group in Hong Kong.

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