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Scott J. Davis

Scott Davis became a Professor from Practice at the University of Chicago Law School in August, 2016. Before taking this position, he was a partner at Mayer Brown LLP in Chicago. He previously served as Mayer Brown’s U.S. head of mergers and acquisitions and as a practice leader for the firm’s Corporate and Securities practice.

While he was at Mayer Brown, he was named in Chambers Global, Chambers USA, Who’s Who Legal, and Illinois Super Lawyers. He was previously 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 in 1977 as an associate after serving as a law clerk for the Hon. Luther M. Swygert of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.