Scott Davis is a partner at Mayer Brown LLP in Chicago. He was formerly the firm’s U.S. head of mergers and acquisitions and a practice leader for the firm’s Corporate and Securities practice. His present role at Mayer Brown is primarily to do internal, non-client work, including supervising the training of a number of U.S. associates in corporate and securities matters.
Mr. Davis is an adjunct professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He was previously a member of the Chicago Police Board, which decides misconduct cases brought against Chicago police officers and selects candidates for Superintendent of Police when there is a vacancy in that office.
Mr. Davis grew up on the south side of Chicago and attended the Laboratory School. He received a BA from Yale in 1972 and a JD in 1976 from Harvard Law School, where he was a member of the Board of Editors of the Harvard Law Review. He joined Mayer Brown in 1977 after serving as a law clerk for the Hon. Luther M. Swygert of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.