Seth Davis

Seth Davis counsels investment advisers, private investment funds and registered investment companies in investment management and securities matters including compliance with federal securities laws. Mr. Davis’s practice also involves organizing and structuring domestic and offshore hedge funds. Mr. Davis joined the firm in 2015.

Prior to joining WilmerHale, Mr. Davis served as a judicial fellow for the Honorable Juan Torruella in the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, where he authored draft decisions and bench memoranda on a variety of legal matters. Mr. Davis also served as an officer at State Street Bank and Trust, where he negotiated trade agreements between the bank and institutional investors to ensure compliance with the Dodd-Frank Act, EMIR and various global financial regulations, and advised top investment managers on trades and compliance issues. 

While attending law school, Mr. Davis assisted corporate clients with tax and securities compliance as a law clerk at another Boston law firm, worked as a summer associate at a local ERISA and employment law firm, and served as a student-clerk to Judge Christine Roach of the Massachusetts Superior Court.

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  • Education

    • JD, Boston University School of Law, 2013

    • BS, Business Administration, University of Florida, 2010

  • Admissions

    • Massachusetts