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July 29, 2019 
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Gray Reed Welcomes Former SEC Trial Lawyer as White-Collar Defense Practice Group Leader

Gray Reed is thrilled to announce the addition of Partner Chris Davis to the firm’s Dallas office. A licensed CPA and former trial lawyer for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Davis will serve as Gray Reed’s White-Collar Defense Practice Group Leader.

“As a former government trial lawyer within the SEC, Chris brings unique experience and an insider’s perspective to our firm and our clients,” Gray Reed Managing Partner Cary Gray says. “We are excited to have him on board and to watch the growth of our white-collar defense practice under his leadership.”

Before joining Gray Reed, Davis served as a Senior Trial Counsel in the SEC's Fort Worth Regional Office, which covers Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Kansas. In that role, he investigated and prosecuted many cases involving a variety of high-profile and first-impression matters, ranging from cryptocurrency-based securities and Ponzi schemes to accounting fraud and insider trading.

Prior to joining the SEC in 2010, Davis worked in the trial department of a large international law firm. He has deep experience as lead counsel in civil and commercial litigation matters involving a broad range of issues, including claims arising from his white-collar practice, intellectual property, contract disputes, professional malpractice, plus many more. He also spent seven years in the private sector before entering law school, primarily in management consulting for a Big Four accounting and consulting firm.

Davis earned his undergraduate degree from Baylor University and his J.D., with honors, from The University of Texas School of Law.

About Gray Reed

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