Putting My Knowledge To Work For You
I am a former federal prosecutor with extensive trial experience in the United States, including election to the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers.
After more than 30 years practicing law as a partner in large firms in the United States and Europe, I have established my own practice under the name of Fred Davis Law Office LLC. My goal is to provide independent, efficient and strategic assistance in multi-national criminal investigations.
Crimes cross borders, and national prosecutors and investigators work across borders, too. Evaluating the risk of criminal prosecution, and developing the optimum strategy to respond, will fail unless procedural, practical and cultural differences in national regimes are recognized. In many cases, acting quickly is key to avoid losing strategic opportunities.
Experience. Expertise. Creativity. Efficiency.
My background is unusual in that I have been an active member of a Bar in Europe, where I practiced law for twelve years, and was deeply involved in criminal investigations and trials there. Practicing law on two continents gives me tools to evaluate the unique risks posed by criminal investigations that cross borders, and develop an optimum strategy. I can now do so on a nimble, independent, and cost-efficient basis.
I have extensive familiarity and contacts with leading prosecutors and lawyers in Europe as well as the United States. France recently awarded me its highest civilian honor for work I have done building “bridges” between the criminal justice systems of the two countries.
I have also developed a significant academic profile after teaching courses in this area at Columbia Law School, Yale Law School, and several faculties in Europe, and published extensively in the area of transnational criminal justice. I am frequently asked to provide expert opinions (in English or French) on issues related to US, French and transnational criminal procedures.
In addition to describing what I do, I hope that this site will be useful to readers interested in this area; you will see links to many of my publications in the “Publications” section, as well as a section describing my book.