Eva Davis, Esq.
Eva Davis is the Chair of West Coast Private Equity at Winston & Strawn. For more than 20 years, Ms. Davis has advised her clients on U.S. and cross-border complex business transactions with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions and private equity. As an advisor to strategics and private equity funds and their portfolio companies, Ms. Davis has counseled domestic and international clients in public and private M&A transactions, public and private debt and equity financing transactions, including initial public offerings, and distressed sales and investments in and out of bankruptcy. Ms. Davis has also represented public companies and their boards of directors and special committees in connection with enterprise-transformative business opportunities and legal challenges, as well as providing corporate governance advice.
Ms. Davis has served as lead deal counsel and negotiated and completed transactions in a wide variety of industries, including automotive, consumer products, energy, entertainment, financial services, manufacturing, medical devices, pharmaceutical, retail, semiconductor, technology and telecommunications. Her transactional experience includes deals ranging from tens of millions of dollars (for initial private equity investments and financings) to more than $1 billion (for acquisitions, industry consolidations and dispositions).
In 2014, Ms. Davis was recognized by Chambers USA in the Corporate/M&A/Private Equity category and was also honored with a “Client Choice Award” for her M&A work in California. Ms. Davis’s clients describe her as “terrific in mid-market private equity M&A: very straightforward, very knowledgeable and really gets to the meat of a negotiation process very well,” and “a multi-faceted legal professional” who is “flexible and easy to work with, and has a razor-sharp legal mind.” They go on to say “her responsiveness and effective use of time, compared to what is billed, is outstanding,” and she is “able to offer astute commercial advice alongside her legal recommendations.”
Prior to joining Winston & Strawn, Ms. Davis was the founding partner of the Los Angeles corporate department of an AmLaw 100 firm.
A list of Ms. Davis’s representative matters is available here.
Ms. Davis graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1990 and summa cum laude from Duke University in 1987, where she double majored in Economics and Political Science and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.