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Walter W. Davis (Walt)
Partner

Contact

(T) +1.404.581.8517
(F) +1.404.581.8330

Education

  • Vanderbilt University (J.D. 2001); Mercer University (B.A. 1998, Philosophy/Political Science)

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Clerkships

  • Law Clerk to Judge Beverly B. Martin, United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia (2001-2002)

Walt Davis focuses his practice on securities litigation, shareholder disputes, and corporate governance matters and regularly counsels boards of directors and senior management in connection with governmental and internal investigations. He has significant experience handling insider trading, accounting, and corporate compliance matters, among others. Walt recently first-chaired a well-publicized appraisal dispute in Delaware Chancery Court (In re Appraisal of Jarden Corporation), and currently leads the defense of The Southern Company and certain of its officers and directors in a securities fraud class action and related derivative lawsuits pending in federal court in Atlanta.

Walt currently serves as co-chair of the Securities and Corporate Litigation Subcommittee of the Atlanta Bar Association and is also a member of the Atlanta Bar Association's Judicial Selection and Tenure Committee. He also serves as the administrative partner for the Atlanta Office.

Walt is active in the Atlanta community, where he currently serves on the board of directors of the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation and is a member of the leadership council of Zoo Atlanta. He formerly served on the boards of directors of Kate's Club, Inc. and Make-A-Wish Georgia, and he was a member of the alumni board of Mercer University's College of Liberal Arts. Walt is also a member of Leadership Atlanta's Class of 2018, as well as L.E.A.D. Atlanta's Class of 2007.


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