Scott Davis is a lawyer at Mayer Brown LLP in Chicago. He joined the firm in 1977 and became a partner in 1983. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, securities and the problems that arise in corporation law from conflicts of interest. He has had a significant role in a number of important mergers and acquisitions involving public companies. From 1989 to 2013, he was a member of the Chicago Police Board, an agency appointed by the Mayor of Chicago to decide misconduct cases brought against Chicago police officers and to select 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 B.A. from Yale in 1972 and a J.D. in 1976 from Harvard Law School, where he was a member of the Board of Editors of the Harvard Law Review. He was a law clerk for the Hon Luther M. Swygert of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in 1976-77.