Nicholas S. Davis

Nicholas S. Davis

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  • Thompson & Knight LLP
    801 Cherry Street, Unit #1
    Burnett Plaza, Suite 1600
    Fort Worth, TX 76102-6881 USA
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Nick Davis focuses his practice on complex business litigation and dispute resolution matters. He has significant experience handling matters involving oil and gas (with a focus on lease termination litigation and other title disputes), trade secret misappropriation, securities fraud, insurance coverage, patent infringement, contract disputes, and various commercial litigation issues.


Oil and Gas

  • Representing the plaintiff, a private equity-backed oil company, in a high-stakes fraud suit in the Permian Basin
  • Representing oil and gas companies in lease termination disputes in the Permian Basin

Trade Secrets

  • Represented commercial real estate broker in trade secret misappropriation case against former employee and employee’s new company; assisted in obtaining anti-competitive temporary injunction with no non-compete and favorable settlement
  • Represented real estate software company in trade secret misappropriation litigation against former employees
  • Represented members of closely held company that provided services to major state transportation agency in trade secret theft and breach of fiduciary duty case


  • Represented managers of feeder funds in federal and state litigations, including consolidated class action litigation, derivative litigation, direct litigation by a fund, and clawback proceedings in bankruptcy and federal courts, arising out of the Ponzi scheme perpetrated by Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC
  • Represented large private equity firm in multibillion-dollar securities class action arising from its IPO
  • Represented large banks in mortgage-backed securities cases

Insurance Coverage

  • Represented 45 insurance companies in $500 million asbestos coverage suit against major multi-national petrochemical company; assisted in securing a favorable settlement
  • Represented large London-based insurer in coverage litigation against multi-billion dollar manufacturer of gaming and lottery terminals concerning hundreds of millions of dollars in false-winning jackpots
  • Represented large London-based insurer in coverage case concerning vicarious and contributory liability of major internet service provider for copyright infringement

Patent Infringement

  • Represented manufacturer of in-car video surveillance systems in patent infringement case against a non-practicing entity in the Eastern District of Texas
  • Represented manufacturer of in-car video surveillance systems in patent infringement case against competitor in the District of Kansas

Fraudulent Transfer

  • Represented investment funds in a fraudulent conveyance class-action suit against major monoline insurer of mortgage-backed securities over its transformation transactions
  • Represented large electrical products manufacturer in fraudulent transfer and tortious interference claims relating to a challenge to a multi-hundred million dollar asbestos settlement

Government Investigations

  • Represented a large alternative investment firm in an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor
  • Represented major insurance company in an investigation by the New York Attorney General

Internal Investigations

  • Researched and advised large alcoholic beverage manufacturer in internal cybersecurity investigation
  • Represented motorcycle manufacturer in internal investigation concerning its exhaust pipes

Other Commercial Matters

  • Represented supplier of medical devices against contractual indemnification claims against co-defendant in multi-district products liability litigation
  • Represented co-founder of technology company in breach of fiduciary duty arbitration; assisted in obtaining favorable settlement
  • Represented multiple private equity firms in numerous contested proceedings nationwide protecting confidentiality of investment information

Activities (Memberships/Affiliations)

  • Member, American Bar Association, 2011-present
  • Member, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, 2016-2017
  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, State Bar of New York
  • Big Brother, Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City, 2012-2015