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Alexander G. Davis

Associate
Baker & McKenzie LLP
Not admitted to practice law in this jurisdiction

Biography

Alex is a seasoned commercial litigator with experience in platform liability and consumer class actions. Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, Alex practiced at a large international law firm and a California-based firm. He also served as a law clerk to United States District Judge Robert B. Kugler of the District of New Jersey.

Practice Focus

Alex represents e-commerce and technology companies in consumer and business litigation and arbitration, including claims relating to product marketing, subscription services, terms of service violations, unfair business practices, online gaming, copyright and trademark infringement, data breach, and trade secret misappropriation. Alex takes primary responsibility for managing litigation and discovery strategy and drafting and arguing motions.

Alex also advises companies operating online content platforms on compliance with consumer protection laws and regulations (including the California Consumer Privacy and Privacy Rights Acts), as well as mitigating legal risks from hosting and providing payment processing and content development tools for social media, apps, and other third-party content. This work includes drafting and assessing dispute-related corporate documents and policies, such as online terms of service, privacy policies, arbitration clauses, limitations on liability, legal holds, and choice of law clauses.

Alex is experienced in the scope of protections afforded to online platforms by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. He has secured dismissal with prejudice on Section 230 immunity grounds of class action claims attempting to hold platform clients liable for allegedly unlawful third-party content.

Alex has substantial trial experience, including serving as sole trial counsel in a commercial arbitration involving a large technology company. Alex also defended a multinational software company in a six-week jury trial involving breach of contract and fraud claims, during which he direct- and cross-examined expert and fact witnesses, argued multiple evidentiary and legal motions, and drafted bench briefs, jury instructions, and other trial documents.

Alex’s practice experience as a general commercial litigator ranges from environmental-based matters, including an arbitration between two large energy companies over the scope of environmental cleanup liabilities, to a large-scale Chapter 11 restructuring involving a large public utility, to internal and white-collar investigations for companies in technology and other industries.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association - Member
  • Bar Association of San Francisco - Member

Admissions

  • California~United States (2012)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit~United States
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California~United States
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California~United States
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California~United States
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California~United States

Education

  • Harvard Law School (J.D.) (2012)
  • Columbia University (B.A. Music, Germanic Languages & Literature) (2004)

Languages

  • English
  • German