Since joining the Michigan Law faculty in fall 2004, Professor Alicia J. Davis has taught Enterprise Organization, Mergers and Acquisitions, Investor Protection, and the Law and Economics Workshop. She also serves as the associate dean for strategic initiatives. Her current research includes projects in corporate governance and securities regulation. Before coming to Michigan Law, Professor Davis practiced law at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Washington, D.C., where she represented public and private companies and private equity firms in mergers and acquisitions and leveraged buyout transactions. Her professional experience also includes time as an investment banker, first with Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York, where her clients included Fortune 100 companies pursuing equity and debt financings, and later with Raymond James & Associates in St. Petersburg, Florida, where she served as a vice president and represented public and private companies in middle market mergers and acquisitions transactions. Professor Davis served as a visiting professor at the University of Chicago Law School in fall 2010 and is a member of the Florida and District of Columbia Bars. She earned her BS in business administration, summa cum laude, from Florida A&M University, her MBA from Harvard Business School, and her JD from Yale Law School.