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Christopher Davies

WilmerHale

Washington, DC, USA


Christopher Davies is a partner in the firm's Securities and Litigation/Controversy Departments, and a member of the International Litigation, Investigations and Criminal Litigation, Securities Enforcement and Securities Litigation Practice Groups. He joined the firm in 1996. Mr. Davies' practice focuses on the representation of defendants in complex civil and criminal investigations and litigation, with emphasis on allegations of financial and accounting fraud. He has particular experience in representation of clients in parallel proceedings.

Practice
Mr. Davies has represented corporations, financial institutions, accounting firms, Boards of Directors and individual clients in federal, state, PCAOB and SRO civil enforcement proceedings, criminal and civil investigations, and trial and appellate litigation involving allegations of securities, tax and other frauds, pretexting, insider trading, FCPA violations, financial reporting and disclosure improprieties, business torts, breaches of contract, anti-money laundering violations and noncompliance with audit and regulatory standards. He also has participated in internal investigations concerning allegations of improper document destruction, noncompliance with securities laws, insider trading, obstruction of government inquiries, financial and tax fraud and other misconduct. Mr. Davies also regularly counsels clients on matters such as attorney-client privilege and work product doctrine, compliance and other risk management policies, document retention protocols and practices and auditor independence matters.

Mr. Davies has extensive international experience and has represented non-US-based entities (from countries including Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Hungary, India, Japan, the Netherlands, and Russia) in both US and non-US proceedings.

Mr. Davies acts as counsel to a DC area private school. His other recent pro bono representation has included representing a DC-based non-profit mental healthcare provider in both private litigation and a suit against the DC government; filing suit on behalf of various Richmond residents and their children against the City of Richmond and the Richmond School Board for the Richmond schools' pervasive noncompliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act; providing legal and policy advice, as well as amicus brief-writing, to the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; advising a West Virginia theater festival; and acting as a complaint examiner for DC's Police Complaints Board.

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