Overview

Michael Davis serves as general counsel and litigation counsel to public and private sector clients in the education and construction industries. Mr. Davis represents clients in in all phases of employment and business litigation in state and federal courts, before administrative agencies, and at arbitration.

Mr. Davis began his legal career in the courtroom litigating bench and jury trials as an Assistant District Attorney. He then served as an in-house labor attorney where he negotiated public sector collective bargaining agreements, litigated grievances and employee discipline matters at arbitration, and represented the union before the Public Employment Relations Board. Mr. Davis was also instrumental in negotiating and implementing an affiliation agreement between a local independent union and an international union.

Prior to law school, Mr. Davis lived in Brazil on a Fulbright grant researching and producing a book on biofuels. He leverages his broad range of experience across sectors and industries to provide clients with a systems-level perspective to navigate novel situations, problem solve, and develop innovative strategies for favorable outcomes.

Practice Areas

News & Publications

Events & Speaking Engagements

Performance Management Academy: Negotiations and Contract Administration 101: What You Need to Know About Collective Bargaining and the Grievance Procedure
At Your Desk, 1/6/2022

Cannabis on Campus: What School Administrators and Educators Need to Know
Teaching Cannabis/Marijuana Awareness and Prevention: A Conference for Educators Working with Middle and High School Youth (Stanford University Medical School)
UC Berkeley, 1/30/2020; At Your Desk, 4/28/2021; At Your Desk 4/27/2022

Publications

Mr. Davis co-edited the book BIOFUELS: Reasonable Steps Towards a Renewable Energy Future (Fulbright Commission, DF, Brazil)(2010). He also co-authored two chapters of the book.

Community Involvement

Community & Professional

  • American Bar Association

  • Contra Costa Bar Association

  • Colorado Hemp Advancement Management Plan (CHAMP) Initiative Stakeholder (Research & Development and Seed), 2019

Education

J.D., University of Connecticut School of Law
B.A., Fairfield University

Admissions

  • 2013, Connecticut
    2013, Massachusetts
    2014, California
    U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
    United States Supreme Court

Languages

  • Portuguese
    Spanish
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