Managing Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP 

Neil Barr joined Davis Polk & Wardwell in 2000, became Partner in 2008, and led the firm's Tax Department for five years before being elected Managing Partner in 2019. He has also served as Chair of the American Bar Associations Corporate Tax Committee. 

At Davis Polk & Wardwell, 27 percent of lawyers were born outside of the United States and 30 percent are diverse or LGBT. The firm consistently ranks in the top 20 firms on The American Lawyer's Diversity Scorecard. In 2015, Davis Polk was honored at the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund's Freedom Awards for pro bono advancement of transgender rights. 

Joined LCLD 2017 

Highlights of LCLD Participation 


Fellows Program
Fellows nominated:
2022: Mari Byrne; 2021: Sheila Adams

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected:
2022: Kendall Howell, Christine Choi; 2021: Elizabeth Diggs, Allegra Bianchini

1L Scholars Program
Scholars hosted: 
2022: Brillian Bao, Jack Broitman; 2021: Leah Toney, Katherine Chen; 2020: Lily Zhou, Madelyn Chen; 2019: Ikechi Ngwangwa, Sarah Rutherford; 2018: Rayna Guo

Member: Neil Barr

Diversity Professional: Francine Rosado-Cruz

Communications: Katie Moss, Brianna Prigge