Davis Polk corporate chief leaves City for NY

The London-based head of Davis Polk & Wardwell’s corporate group Tom Reid has relocated from the City to New York, The Lawyer can reveal.

Reid has made the move after becoming the first London partner to be ­elected to the firm’s three-member management ­committee (The Lawyer,
29 April 2008).

At that time the elite New York firm appointed Reid as chair of its international committee. This was the first time in the firm’s ­history that a non-US ­partner had held the role.

A Davis Polk spokesman said Reid had been splitting his time between London and New York for several years, adding: “Now the emphasis has changed in favour of New York.”

Reid became a partner at Davis Polk in 1995 and left the firm in 2000 for a role as managing director in ­Morgan Stanley’s investment banking division. He rejoined the firm in 2003.