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12.4.2012

Davis Joins the Seattle Office in the Securities Litigation Practice Group

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Claire Loebs Davis has joined Lane Powell as a shareholder in the Securities Litigation Practice Group. Davis joins Lane Powell from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.

Davis is a highly experienced securities litigator. She has focused on defending public companies and their directors and officers in securities class actions, shareholder derivative suits, and investigations and enforcement actions by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. At Lane Powell, she will continue to focus on such actions, in addition to other complex litigation matters. Davis has represented many prominent business leaders, local companies, and national corporations in litigation around the country. She has been named as a “Washington Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine each of the past three years.

Doug Greene, co-chair of Lane Powell’s Securities Litigation Practice Group, commented on Claire’s move to Lane Powell: “Claire is one of the most talented and experienced securities litigators of her generation.  I worked closely with Claire at Wilson Sonsini and am delighted that she is joining Lane Powell. She bolsters an extraordinary group of Lane Powell securities litigators, featuring former senior SEC and DOJ lawyers, including a former U.S. Attorney, and accomplished trial lawyers with a distinct focus on securities litigation matters, including a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.”

Davis also does extensive pro bono legal work, including work on educational reform, asylum matters, and representations in the field of animal law. She is the current chairperson of the Washington State Bar Association Animal Law Section. Before joining Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Davis was an in-house counsel and animal law consultant for Best Friends Animal Society, a national animal welfare advocacy organization and the country’s largest animal sanctuary.

Davis received her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, magna cum laude, and graduated second in her class. She served as contributing editor of the Michigan Law Review. She received her B.A., magna cum laude, from The George Washington University. Following law school, Davis served as judicial clerk for Hon. Richard L. Nygaard of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.