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
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
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.