Kevin M. Davis

Kevin M. Davis: Attorney with Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered
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Kevin M. Davis is an Associate in Caplin & Drysdale's Bankruptcy and Complex Litigation practice groups and is a cum laude graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center.


Mr. Davis' principal practice area is complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on creditors' rights and bankruptcy litigation. He represents individual and corporate clients in a diverse range of matters in state and federal courts across the country. In particular, Mr. Davis has substantial experience representing and advising exempt organizations, including charities, labor organizations, and trade associations in complex litigation, bankruptcy, and regulatory matters. For example, he has played a key role in:

•representing a 501(c)(3) organization and its directors and officers in a multi-million dollar derivative lawsuit arising from a putative corporate governance dispute;
•advising a national nonprofit credit counseling company on compliance with state and federal regulations and responding to state examinations;
•representing a labor organization creditor in a large a Chapter 11 bankruptcy;
•advising a telecommunications trade association on its rights vis-a-vis a member in Chapter 11 bankruptcy; and
•counseling a major charitable foundation on issues arising from a Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy.

Mr. Davis has considerable experience defending the rights and interests of creditors, tort claimants, official creditors' committees, and unions in complex Chapter 11 bankruptcies, including mass tort bankruptcies. He has provided clients with a full range of services in a number of noteworthy bankruptcy cases, including:

•Garlock Sealing Technologies LLC (Bankr. W.D.N.C.)
•Rapid-American Corporation (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
•AMR Corporation (American Airlines) (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
•City Homes, Inc. (Bankr. D. Md.)
•Yarway Corporation (Bankr. D. Del.)
•Geo. V. Hamilton, Inc. (Bankr. W.D. Pa.)
•Sepco Corporation (Bankr. N.D. Ohio)
•Eagle, Inc. (Bankr. E.D. La.)

Mr. Davis also has substantial experience representing corporate clients in government investigations, litigation, and arbitration involving anti-corruption, government contracting, and antitrust issues.

Recent Publications

• Second Circuit Holds Arbitration of Alleged Violation of Discharge Injunction Conflicts with Purposes of Bankruptcy Code, with Kevin C. Maclay and Todd E. Phillips, Lexology, June 29, 2018
• Narrower Harbors: Supreme Court Holds that 546(e) Securities Safe Harbor Does Not Protect Transfers in Which Financial Institution Is Only a Conduit, with Kevin C. Maclay and Todd E. Phillips, Lexology, March 16, 2018
• Supreme Court: Decisions Denying Plan Confirmation Not Appealable as of Right, with Jeffrey A. Liesemer, International Law Office, August 7, 2015
• Foreign Official' Under FCPA: Regal May Be Legal, Law360, October 23, 2012
• No Oracle Could Have Foreseen Oracle's FCPA Settlement, Law360, September 5, 2012
• Greece Payments: Smith & Nephew Settles Allegations of Corrupt Payments to Greek Surgeons, Ethisphere, February 22, 2012

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Complex Litigation
  • Bankruptcy

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(202) 862-7846  Phone
University Attended:
University of Maryland, B.A., 2002; University of Maryland, M.A., 2007
Law School Attended:
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., cum laude, Note Development Editor, American Criminal Law Review, 2010
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia; U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland; 2011, District of Columbia; 2010, Maryland

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