Joseph Jody P. Davis III is a senior trial attorney with broad experience in business, cross-border and bankruptcy-related litigation. He represents public and private corporations, private individuals and entrepreneurs before federal and state courts. He has wide-ranging experience handling fiduciary duty, fraud, corporate control, shareholder, investment, lending and intellectual property disputes. Jody served as lead trial counsel in bankruptcy courts across the country on behalf of debtors, unsecured creditors' committees, hedge funds, private equity funds, secured lenders, stalking horse bidders, commercial landlords and equity holders.
Jody frequently manages complex, multi-tiered litigation situations, balancing the competing interests of litigants, investigators and courts across borders, venues and disciplines. Jody's experience in insolvency litigation extends to cases outside and within the bankruptcy courts, including adversary proceedings and contested matters in the course of Chapter 11 proceedings. His accomplishments include obtaining an order of specific performance after trial in Delaware to force an overseas buyer to close on its acquisition of the Debtors' assets and defeating a plan of reorganization on behalf of the equity holder of a Tier One auto supplier following a five-month trial in Michigan. He has represented hedge funds and bondholders in pursuit of claims valued in the billions of dollars against multinational corporations associated with cross-border tax structures. Jody has both sued and represented directors and officers in claims arising out of distressed situations.
Areas of Concentration
•Complex business litigation
•Partnership and shareholder disputes
Awards & Recognition
•Member, Winning Team, Global M&A Network's Turnaround Atlas Awards, Turnaround of the Year - Small Markets for the restructuring and sale of ATLS Acquisition, LLC (dba Liberty Medical), 2015
•Member, Winning Team, M&A Advisor's Turnaround Awards, Restructuring of the Year (Over $100mm to $500mm) and Consumer Services Deal of the Year” for the restructuring and sale of ATLS Acquisition, LLC (dba Liberty Medical), 2015
•Member, Winning Team, U.S. News - Best Lawyers Law Firm of the Year, Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency & Reorganization Law and Litigation - Bankruptcy, 2013
•Listed, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, Massachusetts Super Lawyer, 2005-2008
•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
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Articles, Publications, & Lectures
Speaker, Beyond the 'Four Corners' of the Document: Practical Considerations for Creditors to Obtain Debt Recovery in the Caribbean, ABI Caribbean Insolvency Symposium, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, February 5-7, 2015
•Guest Lecturer, Cross-Border Insolvencies, University of Toronto, Toronto, CA, November 21, 2012 and November 21, 2013
•Speaker, Chasing the Seller: Cross Border Product Sale Risks, Warranties, Implied Terms, Contract Enforcement and More, International Bar Association Annual Conference, Boston, MA, October 10, 2013
•Speaker, Enforcement of 'Bondholders' Rights - Why is Bondholder Activism so Rare When Issuers Default? International Bar Association Annual Conference, Dublin, IE, October 2, 2012
Associated News & Events
07.06.15 Greenberg Traurig Receives Accolade at 2015 Turnaround Atlas Awards
02.27.15 Greenberg Traurig Receives 4 M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards
11.05.12 Greenberg Traurig Named 'Law Firm of the Year' in Two Bankruptcy Categories by U.S. News - Best Lawyers
06.30.10 Greenberg Traurig's Business Reorganization and Bankruptcy Practice Receives Chapter 11 Reorganization of the Year Award
08.03.09 Greenberg Traurig Closes Major Bankruptcy Deal
11.25.02 Experienced Litigator Joseph Davis III Joins Greenberg Traurig LLP's Boston Office