Alicia J. Davis teaches and writes in the fields of corporate governance, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, and related subjects. Professor Davis began her teaching career at the Law School in 2004. From 2016-2018, she served as Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives and launched the Law School's Problem Solving Initiative. Professor Davis was elected to the American Law Institute in 2017.
Before joining the Michigan Law faculty, 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 is currently the Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Investor Relations, at Lear Corporation, a global automotive technology company. In this position, Professor Davis is responsible for leading Lear’s efforts in identifying, evaluating and executing mergers and acquisitions, strategic investments and joint ventures. She also leads the ongoing development and implementation of Lear's investor relations strategy and oversees communications with the financial community.
Professor Davis 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.
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