Edward H Davis Jr

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Who's Who Legal Asset Recovery: Lawyers

Edward H Davis Jr is a founding shareholder of the international law firm Sequor Law in Miami. He heads the firm's asset recovery and financial fraud group which represents victims of serious fraud and grand corruption including governments, corporations, insolvency practitioners and individuals by investigating and prosecuting civil fraud and asset recovery actions. The group has pursued assets for clients around the world, including numerous secrecy havens. He and his firm have helped develop and expand various creative discovery and asset seizure methodologies to obtain recoveries for clients of the firm. He has both led and worked collaboratively on various civil asset recovery teams – another concept he helped pioneer – on cross-border asset recovery engagements of all types. He has long championed combined and coordinated asset recovery efforts between civil and criminal systems as a means to penetrate and defeat complex opaque asset hiding structures used by fraudsters.

Included by his peers in The Best Lawyers in America (2014) and rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, Ed Davis is also a certified fraud examiner and has lectured before the International Association of Financial Crime Investigators. Other memberships include the anti-corruption, international litigation and inter-American law committees of the international law section of the American Bar Association; Davis is also the executive director of the London-based ICC Commercial Crimes Services FraudNet Network. In addition, he currently serves as the inaugural chair of the asset recovery sub-committee of the International Bar Association anti-corruption committee. He sits on the advisory boards of Offshore Alert and Global Investigations Review and assisted in drafting the certified specialist in asset recovery (CSAR) examination.

Admitted to practise in Florida and before the US District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Davis is also a member of the Florida Bar’s international law section for which he has served as the chair, chair-elect, secretary and treasurer as well as on the executive council. He is the founding chair of its international litigation and arbitration committee. Davis is also a member of the Bankruptcy Bar of the Southern District of Florida, and a member of INSOL.  

Edward Davis was also the recipient of the Florida Bar G Kirk Haas Humanitarian Award for organising aid to Haitian victims of the 2010 earthquake. In 2013, he was recognised as the global Lawyer of the Year for asset recovery by Who's Who Legal: Asset Recovery, its first ever award in that field (he won again in 2014, 2015 and 2016). The firm also won the Who’s Who Legal Firm of the Year Award for this practice area in 2015 and 2016. Ed also served as the general counsel to the liquidator of the Onix Capital Ponzi scheme and to the joint co-liquidators of Stanford International Bank Ponzi scheme. He also represents governments including the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in grand corruption asset recovery cases.

In 2015, Edward Davis was honoured by the University of Miami School of Law’s Inter-American Law Review for having made significant contributions in the field of international law in the Americas, as the 33rd recipient of the Lawyer of the America Awards.  

WWL says: Edward Davis Jr wins widespread plaudits from sources who note, “He is particularly strong at identifying the key issues and strategising in ways that take those key issues into consideration.”

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Asset Recovery which can be purchased from our Shop.

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