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Seyfarth Adds Commercial Litigator Tracee E. Davis in New York


NEW YORK -- (May 2, 2019) -- Seyfarth Shaw LLP announced today the arrival of partner Tracee E. Davis to the Litigation department and Global Privacy & Security team in New York. Davis joins from Zeichner Ellman & Krause LLP (ZEK), where she was a partner in its Litigation and Electronic Discovery groups in New York. Prior to working at ZEK, Davis had a long-standing role as the Principal Court Attorney for Justice Charles E. Ramos of the New York Supreme Court, Commercial Division. In that capacity, she played a principal role in the disposition of more than 400 complex commercial lawsuits.

Davis represents clients in a broad range of complex business and commercial disputes, including financial services and class action litigation, tax/real estate issues, contractual matters and business tort, and contract claims. In addition, she has litigated allegations of insurance adjuster mismanagement and arbitrated matters involving the separation and dissolution of businesses.

“Tracee is an exceptionally talented lawyer, practicing at the highest level in complex commercial and financial litigation,” said James McGrath, chair of Seyfarth’s Litigation department. “She brings an outstanding skillset to our national platform, including knowledge in the vital area of cybersecurity and data privacy.”

Davis is CIPP/US certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and plays an active role in the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Technology in the Law and its subcommittee on Artificial Intelligence. She also has an extensive background in risk assessment and loss mitigation.

“As we continue to enhance our commercial litigation expertise on the East Coast, Tracee is an ideal addition. In particular, we are excited about Tracee’s ability to give clients an exceptionally informed perspective on New York State Court litigation,” said Lorie Almon, co-managing partner of Seyfarth’s New York office.

In addition to her robust practice, Davis currently serves as a commissioner of the New York State Ethics Commission for the Unified Court System. A recipient of the New York State Bar Association’s Distinguished Leadership Award and previous chair of the Bar’s Commercial and Federal Litigation Section, Davis has also co-chaired the New York State Bar Association’ annual diversity program, Smooth Moves: Career Strategies for Attorneys of Color, for over a decade.

“Tracee is highly regarded within the New York State Bar and the state court judiciary. We are fortunate to have a lawyer and, more importantly, a leader of Tracee’s caliber join our team,” said John Napoli, co-managing partner of Seyfarth’s New York office.

Earlier in her career, Davis served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at New York Law School. She earned a J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law, and her B.A. from Montclair State University.

About Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Seyfarth Shaw has more than 850 attorneys in 15 offices providing a broad range of legal services in the areas of labor and employment, employee benefits, litigation, corporate and real estate. Seyfarth’s clients include over 300 of the Fortune 500 companies and reflect virtually every industry and segment of the economy. A recognized leader in delivering value and innovation for legal services, Seyfarth has earned numerous accolades from a variety of highly respected industry associations, consulting firms and media.


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