Eva Davis - Boundary Pusher and Collaborative

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Recognized by Best Lawyers in America and ranked in Chambers, Eva Davis is a savvy dealmaker who works with some of the most active private equity funds in the country. With over 20 years of experience, Eva provides astute commercial recommendations alongside her strategic M&A advice when negotiating on behalf of US and global public and private companies, boards of directors and private equity funds involving their most significant transactional matters.

Eva Davis concentrates on U.S. and cross-border complex business transactions with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions and private equity. As an advisor to strategic and private equity funds and their portfolio companies, she has counseled domestic and international clients in public and private M&A transactions, public and private debt and equity financing transactions, including initial public offerings, and distressed sales and investments in and out of bankruptcy. Eva has also represented public companies and their boards of directors and special committees in connection with enterprise-transformative business opportunities and legal challenges, as well as providing corporate governance advice.

Eva has served as lead deal counsel and negotiated and completed transactions in a wide variety of industries, including automotive, consumer products, energy, entertainment, financial services, manufacturing, medical devices, pharmaceutical, retail, semiconductor, technology, and telecommunications. Her transactional experience includes deals ranging from tens of millions of dollars (for initial private equity investments and financings) to more than $1 billion (for acquisitions, industry consolidations and dispositions).

Prior to joining Winston & Strawn, Eva was the founding partner of the Los Angeles corporate department of an AmLaw 100 firm.

Eva offers women in business this advice, "Take risks, stretch yourself further than you think possible and seize opportunities (even if you feel like you're not quite right or sufficiently experienced for that opportunity)."

If you can't find her kicking ass at work, you can find her reading her Kindle, skiing, stand-up paddle boarding, hiking, walking her dog Charlie, or hanging out with her girlfriends.