Alvin B. Davis’ legal practice focuses on high-profile, complex litigation, arbitration and international dispute resolution in the areas of securities and shareholder class actions, products liability, environmental claims, regulatory proceedings and a host of sophisticated contractual disputes. He litigates regularly at the trial and appellate levels on behalf of major national and international companies including utilities, manufacturers, insurers, law firms, airlines and non-US governments and agencies. Alvin also is frequently engaged as a private arbitrator or mediator in a wide range of commercial disputes
Alvin is included in Florida Super Lawyers, published by Thomson Reuters, based on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement, and as one of the top 100 lawyers in Miami. In 2009 he was also listed in The Legal 500 US and Benchmark: Litigation. Alvin has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 1991 and has appeared in Chambers USA each year since 2003. In addition, he has been recognized among Florida’s Legal Elite by Florida Trend magazine each year since 2004 and listed among the top lawyers in Florida by the South Florida Legal Guide each year since 2005.
In 2014, he was recognized by the Daily Business Review for achieving one of the top three most-precedent-setting appellate decisions for the State of Florida, let alone the US, in The Republic of Ecuador v. Roberto Isaias Dassum and William Isaias Dassum, Case No. 09-34950, Circuit Court for Miami-Dade County, FL, in which the Third District Court of Appeal clarified the Act of State Doctrine and the Extraterritoriality Exception, which had not previously been addressed by Florida courts.
Alvin previously served as the managing partner of Steel Hector & Davis and was managing partner of Squire Patton Boggs’ Miami office from 2005 to 2010, following the combination of Steel Hector and Squire Patton Boggs in 2005.
Alvin lectures regularly to The Florida Bar through both the American Law Institute of the American Bar Association and Lorman Education Services on jury preparation, trial tactics, as well as on behalf of Directors’ Roundtable on trends in D&O/securities and shareholder litigation and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. He is a member of the Dade County Bar Association, Bar Association of the District of Columbia and American Bar Association.
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