Visiting Lecturer in Law
Frederick Davis is a Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. A member of the Bars of Paris and New York, Davis has expertise in comparative criminal justice and multi-jurisdictional investigations.FULL BIOGRAPHY
Education & Curriculum Vitae
J.D., Columbia Law School, 1972
B.A., Harvard College, 1967
- Comparative Criminal Procedure
Frederick Davis is a Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. A member of the Bars of Paris and New York, Davis has expertise in comparative criminal justice and multi-jurisdictional investigations. From 1974 to 1978 he served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York, after which he was a litigation partner in several major U.S. law firms, and from 2006 to 2017 practiced in Paris, France. He is the author of American Criminal Justice: An Introduction, which Cambridge University Press published in 2019, and of many articles on comparative and cross-border criminal justice. In recognition of his legal contributions, the French government has recognized Davis as a “chevalier” of the National Order of Merit of France, and he has advised prosecutors at the International Criminal Court and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. Davis clerked for the Honorable Henry J. Friendly of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and for the Honorable Potter Stewart of the U.S. Supreme Court. He is a 1972 graduate of Columbia Law School, where he has been a Lecturer in Law since 2017, and a 1967 graduate of Harvard College. He is an elected Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and of the International Academy of Financial Crime Litigators, and a life member of the American Law Institute.