LOCD_Bio

Education

J.D., New York University School of Law, 2009
B.A., Dartmouth College, 2001

Bar Admissions

California
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California

Associations

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Craig Davis represents plaintiffs, consumers, and workers regarding a wide range of legal issues.

Representative Cases

  • Moran v. The Screening Pros – Appellate Counsel in a Ninth Circuit appeal concerning the constitutionality of California’s Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act, one of the strongest consumer protection statutes regulating background check companies.
  • John Doe v. HireRight, Inc. – represented victim of identity theft pursuing claims relating to HireRight’s wrongful reporting of another man’s felony on a background check report and failure to promptly correct the report after a dispute.
  • Homeowner v. Bayview Loan Servicing, LLC – represented a homeowner pursuing claims against Bayview Loan Servicing, a large mortgage servicer, for violations of the California Homeowners’ Bill of Rights. Lazuka alleged that Bayview “dual tracked” her by selling her home at a foreclosure sale while her loan modification application was still pending. The prohibition against “dual tracking” was one of the key consumer protections added by the California Homeowners’ Bill of Rights.
  • Homeowners v. Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC – represented homeowners pursuing negligence claim against Ocwen Loan Servicing arising from Ocwen’s failure to finalize a permanent loan modification during its implementation of a servicing transfer.

Legal Experience

Craig Davis began his legal career at California’s largest law firm, the internationally-acclaimed Latham & Watkins LLP.  At Latham, Mr. Davis represented clients in a variety of complex business disputes, securities litigation, and consumer class actions.

His litigation experience included:

  • Drafting successful motions for summary judgment in a multi­-district consumer class action alleging violations of the consumer protection laws of 28 states, breach of contract, and common law torts
  • Representing a large health insurer in a breach of contract and Lanham Act (false advertising) case brought in federal court
  • Representing a major electronics manufacturer in a federal antitrust action alleging violations of Sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman Act
  • Securing dismissal for lack of personal jurisdiction in a multi-state securities litigation

Mr. Davis was also involved in a variety of pro bono matters, including immigration and asylum matters and administrative agency appeals.  Mr. Davis still maintains an active pro bono practice.

While earning his law degree, Mr. Davis served as Editor-­in-­Chief of the NYU Journal of Legislation and Public Policy. He also participated in a year-­long clinic at the Brennan Center for Justice, where he prepared a 50-state survey of voter registration laws and drafted sections of two voting rights reports.

Previous Experience

Prior to law school, Mr. Davis served as a legislative assistant for the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, and on a presidential campaign in a statewide managerial role.