Frederick T. Davis is a former federal prosecutor and member of the Bars of New York and of Paris. He is Of Counsel in the Paris and New York offices of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. His practice focuses on criminal, regulatory, and civil litigation and investigations involving U.S. and French laws.
Davis is the author or co-author of several book chapters, including “The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act” in Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts, 2012, “Financial Crime in France” in Practical Law, 2015, “France” in The International Investigations Review (2017), and “France” in The International Investigations Review (2017). He is a frequent contributor to blogs such as The Global Anticorruption Blog, and has published several scholarly articles on issues relating to cross-border and comparative criminal procedures, and is a frequent
lecturer at the Ecole Nationale de la Magistrature and at Paris 2 in France.
Davis served as an assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District of New York from 1974 to 1979. He was law clerk to Honorable Henry J. Friendly, Chief Judge of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and to Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart.
Davis received his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1972, where he was the writing and research editor of the Columbia Law Review. He earned his B.A. from Harvard University in 1967. He is a Life Member of the American Law Institute and an elected Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and the French Government has named him a “chevalier” of the National Order of Merit of France.