Scott Davis holds the title of Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship. He is the national head of the Mergers and Acquisitions group at Mayer Brown LLP. He joined the firm in 1977 and became a partner in 1983. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, securities and the problems that arise in corporation law from conflicts of interest. He has had a significant role in a number of important mergers and acquisitions involving public companies. He is also the Vice President of the Chicago Police Board, an agency appointed by the Mayor of Chicago to decide misconduct cases brought against Chicago police officers and to select candidates for Superintendent of Police when there is a vacancy in that office.
Mr. Davis grew up on the south side of Chicago and attended the Laboratory School. He received a B.A. from Yale in 1972 and a J.D. in 1976 from Harvard Law School, where he was a member of the Board of Editors of the Harvard Law Review. He was a law clerk for the Hon. Luther M. Swygert of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in 1976-77.
"Protecting Target Directors Who Approved a Cash Merger When the Debt Incurred in the Merger Causes Target to Fail," INSIGHTS, Vol. 26, No. 1, 9-14, reproduced in Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation (March 1, 2012).
"Delaware Supreme Court Reverses Chancery Court in Airgas Case,” Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation (December 4, 2010).
“Delaware Supreme Court Upholds Poison Pill in Versata,” Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation (October 19, 2010).
"Recent Delaware Cases Regarding Poison Pills,” Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation (October 10, 2010).
“Would Changes in the Rules for Director Selection and Liability Help Public Companies Gain Some of Private Equity’s Advantages?,” 76 University of Chicago Law Review 83 (2009).
"Directors’ Monetary Liability for Actions or Omissions Not in Good Faith,” published in the course materials for the 2009 Ray Garrett Jr. Corporate and Securities Law Institute at Northwestern Law School (2009).