Edward H. Davis Jr.
Edward H. Davis, Jr., a founding shareholder of Sequor Law, focuses his practice on the representation of individual, corporate and institutional victims of fraud throughout the world. Ed conducts financial fraud investigations, prosecutes civil claims for fraud and pursues misappropriated assets, having tracked such funds in jurisdictions across the globe, including Japan, the Bahamas, Latin America, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, among others.
A highly recognized and sought-after leader in his field, Ed is a Certified Fraud Examiner, Inaugural Chair of the Asset Recovery Sub-Committee of the International Bar Association’s Anti-Corruption Committee, and member of other distinguished boards and committees. Under his direction, Sequor Law has established itself as a leading member of the ICC Commercial Crimes Services FraudNet Network.
Ed frequently lectures on financial fraud and corruption to groups ranging from one of the world’s most prominent banks, to associations of certified public accountants and investigative agencies. He also counsels clients in fraud response crises based on his experience handling high-profile cases, including the second-largest Ponzi scheme in world history. Ed also is noted for filing the first Chapter 15 bankruptcy petition in the state of Florida.
Admitted to practice in Florida and before the United States District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida and the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, Ed is a Past Chair of the International Law Section for which he has served as the Chair, Chair-Elect, Secretary and Treasurer as well as on the Executive Council. He is the Founding Chair of its International Litigation and Arbitration Committee; a member of the Bankruptcy Bar of the Southern District of Florida, and a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Florida International Bankers Association.
“At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice, he is the worst.” – Aristotle
Edward H. Davis Jr.
As of 2019, Edward H. Davis Jr. is Board Certified in International Litigation and Arbitration by the Florida Bar.
Edward H. Davis Jr.
- University of Miami School of Law, J.D. (1987)
- Editor, Articles and Comments and Symposium Coordinator, University of Miami Inter-American Law Review
- University of Miami, B.A. (1984)
- The Florida Bar
- United States District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida
- 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
Edward H. Davis Jr.
Honors / Achievements
Ed has been honored with diverse recognitions for his significant contributions to the legal profession, including:
- Rated by Martindale-Hubbell with the highest possible rating in both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards 2021 AV Preeminent Rating, the pinnacle of excellence earned through a strenuous Peer Review Rating process that is managed and monitored by the world’s most trusted legal resource.
- Recognized by Best Lawyers in the 27th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America in 2020 for high caliber of work in the practice areas of Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, International Arbitration – Commercial, and Litigation – Banking and Finance
- Selected by Lawdragon Global 500 as a Leading Restructuring & Insolvency Lawyer in 2020
- Honored by Chambers and Partners USA for ranking in the Litigation Support Guide, Global-Wide Asset Tracing & Recovery Category
- Recognized as “Top Lawyers” of 2019 South Florida Legal Guide
- Recognized as Board Certified in International Litigation and Arbitration by The Florida Bar
- Recognized as Latin American’s Top 100 Lawyers of 2018 and 2019 by Latinvex
- Recognized as Who’s Who Legal Thought Leaders 2018 in Asset Recovery
- Served as Executive Director of the London-based ICC Commercial Crimes Services FraudNet network from 2017-2019
- Asset Recovery Lawyer of the Year, Who’s Who International, (2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016)
- Honored by the University Of Miami School Of Law’s Inter-American Law Review for having made significant contributions in the field of international law in the Americas, as the 33rd recipient of the Lawyer of the America Award (2015)
- Short-listed for award as the most Innovative law firm in the Litigation category by Financial Times North American Innovative Lawyers Awards (2014), for procuring a multi-country cross border protocol with the United States, Antigua, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Canada in the second largest Ponzi scheme in World history
- Appointed to Educational Advisory Committee of National Association of Women Judges
- Advisor to Federal Judicial Center on Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Syllabus
- Recipient of Florida Bar G. Kirk Haas Humanitarian Award (2010), for organizing aid to Haitian victims of 2010 earthquake
- Recognized as finalist for Most Effective Lawyer in Florida, Daily Business Review (2010)
- Member of Offshore Alert Advisory Board for Annual Conferences
- Member of Global Investigations Review Editorial Advisory Board (London)
Edward H. Davis Jr.
- “Marital Asset Recovery: ‘Wealth Managers’ Assist Unscrupulous Men in Defrauding Their Wives” (co-author), in: Miami Daily Business Review, January 2018.
- “Claim and relief available in cross-border bankruptcies – equitable and pre and post-judgment remedies” (co-author), in: Global Restructuring Review, Cross-Border Insolvency And Restructuring News, Features And Events, Kyriaki Karadelis (Ed.), September 2016: 32. Law Business Research Ltd.
- “Claim and relief available in cross-border bankruptcies – limitless possibilities” (co-author), ), in: Global Restructuring Review, Cross-Border Insolvency And Restructuring News, Features And Events, Kyriaki Karadelis (Ed.), August 2016: 29. Law Business Research Ltd
- “High-Value, Cross-Border Recovery: Tips From The Experts (Parts 1 & 2)”, Speaker, Virtual Conference on Intelligence and Investigations for Stakeholders in High-Value, Cross-Border Finance, OffshoreAlert vGLOBAL, December 7-11, 2020 – Virtual.
- Art as a Fraud Masterpiece: New Considerations for Fraud Practitioners Amid the Inigo Philbrick Case” Speaker, Fraud, Asset Tracing & Recovery: Your Best Opportunity to Share “War Stories” and Expand Your Network, American Conference Institute – C5, 1 Hotel South Beach, Miami, Florida, October 29-30, 2020 – Virtual.
- 32nd Virtual Conference on Cross-Border Fraud and Asset Recovery, ICC FraudNet, London, England, October 22 – 23, 2020 – Virtual.
- Asset Recovery International 2020, InformaConnect, Intercontinental Hotel, Dublin, Ireland, February 26-28, 2020.
- Challenges in Representing Governments and State-Owned Enterprises Victimized by Corruption,” Co-Chair, Florida International University 3rd Anti-Corruption Conference, Miami, FL, April 18, 2018.
- “International Value Recovery: A ‘Full & Frank’ Discussion on Emerging Key Issues & Developments,” Speaker, 16th Annual North American OffshoreAlert Conference, Miami Beach, Florida, April 15 – 17, 2018.
- “Pre-Judgment Receiverships in International Asset Recovery,” Speaker, KNect365’s Asset Recovery: Fraud Litigation, Enforcement & Contentious Insolvency Conference, Dublin, Ireland, February 28 – March 1, 2018.
- “A Practical Guide to Offshore Asset Recovery,” Speaker, 6th Annual European OffshoreAlert Conference Financial Intelligence & Investigations, London, England, November 13-14, 2017.
- “Civil and insolvency asset recovery tools: a complement to criminal proceedings,” Speaker, International Bar Association Latin American Anti-Corruption Enforcement and Compliance Conference, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 6-7 November 2017.
- “Introduction to International Issues,” Speaker, 6th Annual NAFER Conference, Miami, Florida, October 18-20, 2017.
- “Offshore Structures as a barrier to recovery of assets from criminals,” Speaker, International Bar Association Annual Conference, Sydney, Australian, October 10, 2017.
- “Latin America Corruption Update,” Speaker, C-5 6th Annual Miami Forum on Fraud, Asset Tracing & Recovery Conference, Miami Beach, Florida, September 25-26, 2017.
- “Financial Fraud and Corruption throughout the World,” Speaker, ILS Lunch & Learn Committee, Miami, Florida, August 16, 2017.
- “Til Divorce Do Us Part: Recovering Assets Concealed By High Net Worth Spouses,” Speaker, 15th Annual North American OffshoreAlert Conference, Miami Beach, Florida, April 30 – May 2, 2017.
- “Recovery Action by a Failed State,” Speaker, 11th Edition, Fraud, Asset Tracing and Recovery, Geneva, Switzerland, March 16-17, 2017.
- “Grand Corruption: Why Do Nations Recover So Little from Corrupt Politicians & How Can it be Improved?” Speaker, 5th Annual European OffshoreAlert Conference Financial Intelligence & Investigations, London, England, November 14-15, 2016.
- “Global anti-corruption update,” Speaker, IBA2016 Annual Conference of the International Bar Association, Washington D.C., September 18-23, 2016.
- “Civil Asset Recovery: Techniques for corporate victims to recover losses,” Speaker, 14th Annual IBA Anti-Corruption Conference, Paris, France, June 15-16, 2016.
- “A Comparative View of Pretrial Evidence and Disclosure in Aid of Foreign Main Proceedings,” Speaker, 2nd Annual Fraud, Asset Tracing and Recovery, Hong Kong, China, June 6-7, 2016.
- “Hypocrisy USA: The Country’s Role as a Money Laundering Center & Offshore Tax Haven” Speaker, 14th Annual OffshoreAlert Conference, Miami Beach, Florida, May 1-3, 2016.
- “Recovery Assets & Enforcing Judgments in China Using Offshore Means” Speaker, 14th Annual OffshoreAlert Conference, Miami Beach, Florida, May 1-3, 2016.
- “Asset Tracing and Recovery in Matrimonial Disputes,” Speaker, 10th Anniversary Edition, Fraud, Asset Tracing and Recovery, Geneva, Switzerland, March 18, 2016.
- “Ethical Considerations in Litigation Funding”, Speaker, International Litigation, Arbitration & Transactions (ILAT) Conference, Miami, Florida, February 26, 2016.