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Nancy Jackson Marchand

Pro Bono Counsel. Leads our initiatives to aid nonprofits, small businesses and entrepreneurs in transactional, corporate and financial matters.

As a Pro Bono Counsel, Nancy works with lawyers across the firm to advise not-for-profit organizations, small businesses and entrepreneurs in transactional, corporate and financial matters on a pro bono basis. Outside of the corporate arena, her pro bono work has focused on clemency and parole cases, asylum applications and anti-trafficking initiatives.

Fluent in French and a dual citizen of France and the United States, Nancy was a counsel in our Paris office for five years prior to her appointment in 2003 as a law professor at Université Panthéon-Assas – Paris 2, where she taught U.S. contracts law and practice and U.S. capital markets law. She rejoined Davis Polk in 2015. Prior to her current role, Nancy was a counsel in our Financial Institutions practice, working primarily on corporate governance matters and resolution plans under the Dodd-Frank Act.



Main Street Support for Nonprofits


New York State Bar Association – Empire State Counsel designation for pro bono service, 2018
Legal Aid Society – Pro Bono Publico Award, 2018
J.D., UC Berkeley School of Law
  • Order of the Coif
  • Managing Editor, International Tax and Business Lawyer
B.A., Political Science, Princeton University
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • summa cum laude
Professional history
  • Pro Bono Counsel, 2020-present
  • Counsel, Davis Polk, 1998-2003 and 2015-2020
  • Associate Law Professor, Université Panthéon-Assas - Paris 2, 2003-2015
  • Associate, Davis Polk, 1996-1997
  • Paris office, 1996-2003
  • Senior Associate, Sullivan & Cromwell, 1993-1996
  • Associate, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, 1986-1993
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