Eliza T. Davis

Eliza Davis is a litigator in our Chicago office whose practice includes commercial and employment litigation with a focus on contract disputes, False Claims Act, and products liability matters. She is also a member of the firm’s Title IX and Higher Education teams.

What do you focus on?

Complex Commercial Litigation

My commercial litigation practice includes managing contract disputes and related litigation. I represent both local and international clients in a variety of industries, including higher education institutions, food and beverage companies, government contractors, distributors and medical device companies. My work focuses on resolving non-compete and trade secret disputes, as well as defending against products liability claims.

Government Investigations

I represent companies in a variety of industries who are facing federal investigation, particularly in the area of False Claims Act allegations. I assist in responding to governmental inquiries, investigating the facts and in all phases of related litigation.

Sports Law

I represent NCAA member institutions and coaches in matters pending before the NCAA Committee of Infractions.

Employment Litigation

In addition to my commercial litigation practice, I represent employers in actions alleging discrimination on the basis of race, sex, national origin, age and disability, as well as other violations of state and federal employment laws.

What do you see on the horizon?

I’ve been following the growing number of False Claims Act cases pursued by the Department of Justice. We’re developing strategies for clients to proactively identify and mitigate risks in this area. In addition, Title IX compliance remains a subject of national concern and debate. Educational institutions will face challenging issues as they adapt to an evolving landscape regarding the role of school disciplinary proceedings.


Eliza T. Davis



Phone: 312-977-4150

Fax: 844-558-3816

University of Michigan Law School, J.D., cum laude; Articles Editor, Michigan Journal of International Law

University of Michigan, B.A., honors and high distinction


U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

  • Sports Lawyer Association
  • Chicago Symphony Orchestra Overture Council Member
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Education Law Association
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Junior Board Member
  • Won two social security overpayment appeals for pro bono clients dismissing over $50,000 debt.
  • A part of a team that successfully negotiated a settlement for a pro bono client bringing gender discrimination claims against a public school district.
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