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Experience

Nick Davis represents clients in complex disputes, trials, and arbitrations. He has significant experience handling litigated matters involving the oil and gas industry, trade secret misappropriation, securities and investment fraud, class actions, and various contract and commercial matters. Nick thrives in disputes involving the most complicated of transactions and has a knack for resolving his cases—whether through pre-trial motions, settlement, or trial and appeal—efficiently and effectively.

Nick began his career in New York, where he litigated the 2008 financial crisis, the Madoff Ponzi scheme, and half-billion-dollar insurance coverage cases. Since moving home to Texas, he has gained extensive experience in oil and gas litigation, including title disputes, and maintains an active practice in New York in complex commercial matters.

Named among the top firms in Texas for Commercial Litigation in Chambers USA 2019 by Chambers and Partners

Received a national first-tier ranking for Commercial Litigation in U.S. News - Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” 2019

Recognized as one of the top firms in the United States for Energy Litigation – Oil and Gas by The Legal 500 US 2019

  • Represented large international oil company in arbitration against a super-major concerning a joint operating agreement
  • Obtained summary judgment for a defendant oil company in a multi-million-dollar case concerning an oil and gas lease in the Permian Basin
  • Represented E&P company in dispute concerning termination of a gas gathering and processing agreement
  • Secured a favorable settlement for plaintiffs in high-stakes fraud litigation involving property in the Permian Basin
  • Represented an international energy company as plaintiff in an ICDR arbitration involving claims for breach of contract and fraud
  • Represented an international energy company in tax litigation
  • Representing oil and gas companies in lease termination disputes in the Permian Basin
  • Obtained dismissal of defendant from action in the Southern District of New York related to the Platinum Partners fraud
  • Represented managers of feeder funds in federal and state litigation, 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 multi-billion-dollar securities class action arising from its IPO
  • Represented large banks in mortgage-backed securities cases
  • Representing food manufacturer in false advertising class action
  • Represented investment funds in a fraudulent conveyance class-action suit against major monoline insurer of mortgage-backed securities over its transformation transactions
  • 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

Insurance Coverage

  • Represented 45 insurance companies in a multi-million-dollar 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

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
  • 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
  • Represented principal in multi-million-dollar breach of fiduciary duty action

Honors & Affiliations

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

Education & Admissions

Education

  • J.D./LL.M., 2011, Duke University School of Law, Duke Law Journal, Editorial Board; Mock Trial Board
  • B.A., 2008, with honors, The University of Texas at Austin, Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions

  • New York
  • Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., E. Dist. New York
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., S. Dist. New York
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., E. Dist. Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., N. Dist. Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., S. Dist. Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., W. Dist. Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., S. Dist. West Virginia
  • U.S. Ct. of App., Second Circuit