Amy LarsenDavis Polk & Wardwell LLP, Associate
A native of the Bronx, New York, Amy graduated magna cum laude from Yale University, where she majored in political science and achieved distinction in the major. She has worked for women’s political inclusion as the first American hired by a leading women’s rights NGO in Tunisia, conducted public health research in West Africa, published on independent sex trafficking research she conducted in Southeast Asia, and served on a Fulbright in South Korea.
Amy later served as a White House intern on Vice President Biden’s team devoted to ending violence against women, worked on the U.S. foreign affairs budget while on a human rights fellowship in Congresswoman Nita Lowey’s office, was hired as an Obama campaign field organizer in western Colorado, and served as a Harvard Juster Fellow at the State Department’s U.S. Mission to the EU in Brussels where she focused on international trade, sanctions, and speechwriting.
While in law school, Amy served as a legal fellow at the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York, and served on the NYU Law Moot Court Board, as President of both the American Constitution Society (ACS) and the Domestic Violence Advocacy Project (DVAP). She was selected as a JD Scholar in the Jacobson Leadership Program in Law and Business and as a Lederman Fellow in Law & Economics. Amy graduated with a J.D. from the NYU School of Law and an M.P.A. from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Amy currently works on cryptocurrency, funds, and other corporate matters as an Associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP. Amy’s pro bono work involves helping victims of domestic violence and human trafficking, as well as low-income children and families, and incarcerated women. Amy was recently elected President of the New York Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society (ACS) and remains politically active.
In her free time, Amy enjoys jazz, chocolate, cooking, and the Economist (sometimes all together!). She is also an avid hiker and traveler and will soon touch down in her 54th country.