Richard S. Davis

Professional Biography

Richard Davis, a partner and securities litigation lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP, practices complex commercial litigation. He is a member of the firm's Securities Enforcement & Litigation; Distribution & Franchise; and Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practices, as well as a member of the firm’s Hospitality Litigation team.

Prior to joining Foley & Lardner in 1994, Mr. Davis was a litigation partner with the Chicago office of Rudnick & Wolfe, a predecessor firm to DLA Piper. Mr. Davis resides in Boca Raton, Florida.

Representative Experience

  • Won dismissal, with prejudice, of two underwriting firms from a federal court securities fraud lawsuit arising from a public company’s $20 million initial public offering.
  • Won dismissal, with prejudice, of a major law firm from a federal court securities fraud lawsuit arising from the sale of $28 million in limited partnership interests.
  • Won dismissal, with prejudice, of a multi-million dollar federal court consumer class action lawsuit alleging that a real estate developer wrongfully required purchasers to buy title insurance.
  • Won judgment as a matter of law (directed verdict) in a federal court jury trial for an investment company client. The client’s former Chief Operating Officer sought more than $10 million in damages on Equal Pay Act and Title VII claims.
  • Won a seven figure arbitration award against a public company for its failure to timely process a former director’s exercise of stock options.
  • Won summary judgment, as co-counsel for a Fortune 50 company, in a federal court lawsuit alleging breach of contract and fraud claims related to the company’s alleged failure to contribute $7 million to a start-up technology venture.
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