Greg Davis is a trial and appellate lawyer with more than 12 years' experience handling all facets of complex commercial litigation. He practices in state and federal courts throughout the country and has secured multimillion-dollar trial verdicts for his clients. He also regularly defends clients in a wide range of business litigation matters, with an emphasis on breach of contract, unfair competition, fraud, and claims arising out of commercial and residential real estate transactions.

    In addition, Greg has handled several appeals in federal and state appellate courts, including the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Arizona Court of Appeals. His appellate practice covers a broad spectrum of civil disputes, and he has prevailed on appeal in matters involving contract and statutory interpretation, residential and commercial lending, construction and insurance.

    Greg has experience in arbitration, mediation and other forms of dispute resolution. He is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional in US privacy law (CIPP/US).

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    Trial Level

    • Obtaining for a commercial lender a US$6+ million judgment after trial against defaulting borrowers and guarantors and successfully defending against counterclaims for lender liability.
    • Obtaining for a manufacturing company a US$5.7+ million judgment after trial regarding defective construction of a manufacturing plant.
    • Obtaining for a self-regulatory organization dismissal of US$200 million claims for computer hacking, trespass, conversion, misappropriation of trade secrets, intentional interference with contract, publication of private facts, and conspiracy.
    • Defending successfully numerous mortgage lenders against claims for unfair lending practices and wrongful foreclosure.
    • Defending successfully an international mining conglomerate against wrongful death and other tort claims arising out of an accidental mine explosion and collapse.

    Appellate

    • Obtaining affirmance by Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals of dismissal of Alien Tort Statute claim arising out of a fatal industrial accident.
    • Obtaining affirmance by Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals of dismissal of Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act claim.
    • Obtaining reversal by the Arizona Court of Appeals of summary judgment rejecting client’s entitlement to US$1 million in insurance coverage.
    • Obtaining affirmance by the Arizona Court of Appeals of summary judgment dismissing fraud claim.
    • Obtaining affirmance by the Arizona Court of Appeals of summary judgment prohibiting a lien from being placed on client's property.

    Education

    • University of San Diego, J.D., cum laude, Order of the Coif, lead articles editor, San Diego Law Review, 2006
    • University of California, Berkeley, B.S., 2003

    Admissions

    • Arizona, 2008
    • California, 2006

    Courts

    • U.S. Dist. Ct., Dist. of Colorado, 2013
    • U.S. Ct. of App., Ninth Circuit, 2010
    • U.S. Dist. Ct., Dist. of Arizona, 2009
    • U.S. Dist. Ct., E. Dist. of California, 2009
    • U.S. Dist. Ct., C. Dist. of California, 2007
    • U.S. Dist. Ct., N. Dist. of California, 2007
    • U.S. Dist. Ct., S. Dist. of California, 2007
    • Named a Rising Star in Southwest Super Lawyers each year since 2013, a distinction that recognizes no more than 2.5% of Arizona lawyers under the age of 40.

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    • Co-author, "Facilitating Financial Transactions in the Age of Internet Gambling: Compliance with the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act," The Banking Law Journal, July/August 2009.

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