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Richard J. Davis
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PROFILE
AWARDS
AFFILIATIONS

Rick's Profile

Rick focuses on securities litigation, complex commercial litigation, and white collar criminal investigations.

Rick has represented financial institutions in numerous class actions alleging violations of Sections 11 and 12 of the ’33 Act and Section 10(b) of the ’34 Act. He also has defended financial institutions in FINRA arbitrations relating to suitability, churning and other alleged sales practice violations. In commercial litigation, he has represented life insurance companies, defense contractors, media outlets, credit card companies, consumer product manufacturers, and other companies in business disputes. Rick is experienced in conducting internal investigations and handling government investigations. In addition, he has served as interim general counsel for a regional health insurer and interim in-house counsel for a multi-national manufacturing and services company.

Rick began his legal career in New York as an associate at Rogers & Wells (now Clifford Chance) and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.

Rick's Awards

  • Mid-South Super Lawyers for General Litigation (2016-present)
  • Alabama Super Lawyers® – General Litigation (2011-2015)

Rick's Affiliations and Civic Involvement

Affiliations

  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, Legal and Compliance Division
  • Law360, 2014 Securities Editorial Advisory Board

Civic Involvement

  • Legal Services Alabama, Board of Directors
  • L’Chaim Event for the Birmingham Holocaust Education Center, Host Committee
  • Children’s Hospital Committee for the Future
  • Multiple Sclerosis Leadership
  • Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network
  • Junior Advisory Board of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Metro New York, Founding Chair
  •  Volunteer Center of Bergen County, New Jersey, Board Member
  • Mountain Brook Youth Sports Coach
CONTACT
T 205.254.1872
F 205.714.6447
C 205.999.0318
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Assistant
Ashley Marler
BAR ADMISSIONS
State Bar:Alabama, New Jersey, New York
EDUCATION

Duke University School of Law (1996, J.D., cum laude)

Cornell University (1993, B.A., with distinction in all subjects)

February 27, 2017
FINRA FINES HIGHLIGHT THE IMPORTANCE OF WORM FORMAT TO ENSURE DATA SECURITY
November 21, 2017
95 MAYNARD COOPER & GALE ATTORNEYS DISTINGUISHED IN THE 2017 SUPER LAWYERS LISTINGS
Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce that 95 attorneys have been selected as 2017 Super Lawyers, including 90 among the firm’s Alabama office locations, two in the firm’s New York office, and three in its San Francisco office....