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Scott J. Davis

Scott Davis joined the Law School faculty as a Professor from Practice in August, 2016.  He teaches courses relating to mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Davis was previously a partner at Mayer Brown LLP.  He was formerly the firm’s US head of mergers and acquisitions and a practice leader for the firm’s Corporate and Securities practice.

Mr. Davis has previously been a Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School, an Adjunct Professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and a member of the Chicago Police Board.  

Mr. Davis 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 as an associate 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.