Edward H. Davis, Jr., a founding shareholder, focuses his practice on the representation of individual, corporate and institutional victims of fraud throughout the Americas and the Caribbean. In the course of his practice, Davis conducts financial fraud investigations, prosecutes civil claims for fraud, and pursues misappropriated assets. As might be expected, Davis' practice has a strong international component. The nature of money flow today is such that stolen funds can be instantaneously transferred. Davis has pursued such funds in jurisdictions across the globe ranging from Japan, to the Bahamas, to Latin America, to Liechtenstein.
The unraveling of complex fraud scheme requires both knowledge and experience. Davis is a Certified Fraud Examiner and a Member of the Association of the Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists. He is asked often to lecture on the subject of financial fraud. He has spoken to groups ranging from the global fraud investigation groups of one of the world's largest banks, to associations of certified public accountants, to investigative agencies.
Because of his knowledge in unraveling frauds, Davis also counsels clients in fraud prevention and crisis fraud response. He has advised bank audit committees and other corporate groups in such subjects.
His experience in pursuing misappropriated funds includes cases of public corruption. Davis has led teams of lawyers acting on behalf of governments seeking to undo fraudulent transactions in public projects.
Davis' knowledge in financial transaction originates from years of representing banks and other financial institutions in creditors' rights and other litigation, including disputes over wire transfers, letter of credit, forged checks and other issues. In the course of representing lenders he has prosecuted claims against borrowers and third parties for fraudulent transfers, commercial loan enforcement, enforcement of judgments, including foreign judgments, and foreclosure of mortgages and other security. He continues to practice actively in this area as a complement to the firm's financial fraud practice.
Admitted to practice in Florida and before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, he has served as Chairman of the International Litigation and Arbitration Committee and on the Executive Council of the International Section of the Florida Bar. He is a member of the Inter-American Law Committee of the International Section of Law and Practice of the American Bar Association; Business Crime Committee of the International Bar Association; the Bankruptcy Bar of the Southern District of Florida; the International Bank Operations Association; and the Florida International Bankers Association. Under his leadership, the firm is also a member of the ICC Commercial Crimes Services Fraudnet Network and the Florida Bankers' Association.