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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.

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 2018

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Honors & 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


  • 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


  • 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