Greenberg Traurig Expands Securities Litigation Practice with Addition of Donald S. Davidson in San Francisco

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International law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP welcomes Donald S. Davidson, who joins the firm as a Securities Litigation shareholder in its San Francisco office.

International law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP welcomes Donald S. Davidson, who joins the firm as a Securities Litigation shareholder in its San Francisco office. Davidson represents clients in litigation and in regulatory inquiries involving the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Department of Justice (DOJ), state securities regulators, and foreign securities regulators. Before joining the firm, Davidson worked as a partner at Winston & Strawn LLP.

“Don brings incredible experience to the firm and to our clients,” said Bradford D. Kaufman, co-chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Securities Litigation Group. “He offers clients a unique perspective due to his experience within the U.S. Attorney’s Office, as in-house with a leading financial services company, and as lead counsel in complex securities investigations and litigation.”

Davidson served as deputy chief of the Criminal Division in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey, where he gained experience prosecuting complex white collar crime cases, including RICO, international money laundering, tax, and public corruption matters. Prior to entering private practice, he served as the deputy general counsel and senior vice president at UBS Financial Services Inc., formerly PaineWebber Inc., where he managed the Private Client Litigation Group which handled all customer and broker-related litigation and arbitrations arising from nationwide retail branches.

“We are always searching for talented litigators and are thrilled to welcome Don with his extensive experience working with companies in the financial services sector,” said G. Michelle Ferreira, managing shareholder of the San Francisco office of Greenberg Traurig. “Don is a terrific fit and a valuable addition for our clients.”

Davidson is a securities lawyer experienced in handling matters for broker-dealers, investment advisers, financial institutions, and investment companies. He represents clients in regulatory inquiries, enforcement proceedings, and litigation involving matters such as municipal finance, market timing, insider trading, revenue sharing, and issues arising under the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, the Investment Company Act of 1940, various state blue-sky statutes, and SRO rules.

Davidson earned his J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law where he was a merit scholar, and his B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from State University of New York, Stony Brook. He is admitted to practice in California, Nevada, New York, and New Jersey.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Litigation Practice

Greenberg Traurig’s Litigation Practice includes a team of more than 600 attorneys. The firm’s trial lawyers regularly appear in state and federal courts throughout the country, as well as in appellate courts and before international arbitration panels. They work closely with in-house counsel to develop a strategy that best fits a litigation cost and proficiency model appropriate to the client’s unique needs goals.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP — California

In California, Greenberg Traurig offers experienced corporate, entertainment, government law and policy, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, and taxation attorneys located in Los Angeles, Orange County, Sacramento, San Francisco, and Silicon Valley.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1,900 attorneys serving clients from 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is No. 1 on the 2015 Law360 Most Charitable Firms list, third largest in the U.S. on the 2015 Law360 400, Top 20 on the 2015 Am Law Global 100, and among the 2015 BTI Brand Elite. More information at:

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