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John E. Davis

Miller & Chevalier

Washington, DC, USA

John Davis, Chair of the International Department and a member of the firm's Executive Committee, focuses his practice on international regulatory compliance and enforcement issues. He has a decade of experience in advising both U.S. and non-U.S. clients on corruption issues around the world. This advice has included compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practice Act (FCPA) and related laws and international treaties (including the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Organization of American States (OAS), and UN treaties), internal investigations related to potential FCPA violations, disclosures to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), and representation in civil and criminal enforcement proceedings.
Mr. Davis has worked extensively with clients in developing and implementing internal compliance programs, conducting due diligence on third parties, assessing compliance risks in merger and acquisition contexts, and auditing compliance processes. In addition to anti-corruption counseling, Mr. Davis focuses his practice on a range of issues relating to structuring and regulating international trade and investment transactions, including compliance with U.S. export controls, the application of U.S. and multilateral sanctions, the negotiation of joint ventures, and other agreements. He also has extensive experience in trade policy and trade litigation issues.

While at the University of Virginia School of Law, Mr. Davis was Research and Projects Editor of the Virginia Journal of International Law. He also assisted Professor Richard Lillich in the preparation of the second edition of International Human Rights: Problems of Law, Policy and Practice (1991). Prior to attending law school, Mr. Davis was with the Washington, D.C. office of Fulbright & Jaworski, where he specialized in banking and international transactions issues.

Professional and Community Involvement
  • Former Vice-Chair, Anti-Corruption Committee, Section of International Law, American Bar Association

Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia

  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1991
  • B.A., University of Virginia, cum laude, 1987

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