Edward Davis is a respected corporate and securities partner whose practice is especially focused on representing financial institutions, investment funds, asset managers, insurers, finance companies and other clients in negotiating and structuring complex commercial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and reorganizations.   He also frequently represents clients in connection with private financings and investments (including venture capital, FinTech and InsurTech investments, private equity investments and mezzanine financings) and private and public offerings of equity securities.  In addition, he regularly counsels clients on general corporate matters, including issues relating to governance, compliance, shareholder disputes, formation, employment and executive compensation matters.

Ed has experience in a broad range of industries, including financial services, insurance, healthcare, life sciences, technology, industrial products and services, real estate, consumer retail, entertainment,  telecommunications and for-profit education.  He has orchestrated transactions ranging in size and scope from leveraged buyouts of public, multi-national targets worth billions of dollars to venture capital and technology investments in start-up and emerging companies.

Prior to joining Brown Rudnick, Ed was a partner with Mayer Brown LLP, where he was co-chair of its Financial Institutions M&A group.


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BA
American University Washington College of Law, JD

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New York
Media Coverage
"Brown Rudnick Adds Ex-Mayer Brown M&A Pro In NY," Law360, October 17, 2017