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Scott Davis joined Mayer Brown in 1977 and became a partner in 1983. He was formerly the firm's US head of mergers and acquisitions and a practice leader for the firm's Corporate & Securities practice. His present role at Mayer Brown is primarily to do internal, non-client work, including supervising the training of a number of US associates in corporate and securities matters.


Scott is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He was previously a member of the Chicago Police Board, which decides misconduct cases brought against Chicago police officers and selects candidates for Superintendent of Police when there is a vacancy in that office


Practice areas


  1. Corporate: 34%
  2. M & A: 33%
  3. Securities Offerings: 33%

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71 South Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL, 60606-4637


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law197605/17/2016
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TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerMayer Brown LLP1983 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Insights: The Corporate & Securities Law AdvisorProtecting Target Directors Who Approve a Cash Merger When the Debt Incurred in the Merger Causes the Target to Fail2012
Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation (co-author)Recent Delaware Cases Regarding Poison Pills2010
Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation (co-author)Delaware Supreme Court Upholds Poison Pill in Versata2010
Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation (co-author)Delaware Supreme Court Reverses Chancery Court in Airgas Case2010
76 University of Chicago Law Review 83 (2009)“Would Changes in the Rules for Director Selection and Liability Help Public Companies Gain Some of Private Equity’s Advantages?”2009
Course materials for the 2009 Ray Garrett Jr. Corporate and Securities Law Institute at Northwestern Law School (co-author)Directors’ Monetary Liability for Actions or Omissions Not in Good Faith”2009
2007-08 PLC Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions Handbook 17 (co-author)“Deal Protection Mechanisms in the US and the UK”2007
14 International Company & Commercial Law Review 311 (co-author)"Deal Protection After Omnicare"2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1976