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Jeffrey Davidson
Jeffrey M. Davidson
Partner
San Francisco +1 415 591 7021 jdavidson@cov.com Download V-card

Jeffrey Davidson’s trial and appellate practice focuses on high-stakes product liability, antitrust, commercial, and insurance coverage cases. He is currently acting as national coordinating counsel defending a leading automotive component maker against widely publicized product liability claims. He has achieved notable results for his clients. In a recent antitrust matter, he obtained a ruling eliminating a $3.5 billion claim shortly before trial. In another recent matter, he obtained reversal on appeal of an adverse trial ruling, after replacing prior counsel, in a case worth hundreds of millions. In a third recent matter, he obtained a $34 million judgment after a bench trial. Among other industry recognitions, he was one of five U.S. lawyers recognized by Law360 as “Top Attorneys Under 40” in the field of competition law.

  • Representing a leading electronics manufacturer in a consolidated set of antitrust and deceptive practices class actions involving liquid crystal displays used in televisions, monitors, and other products. Obtained summary judgment for defendants and dismissal of $3.5 billion in damages claims, in a decision affirmed on appeal.
  • Representing international airline in defending class-action antitrust litigation. Obtained rare interlocutory appeal regarding filed rate doctrine.
  • Representing financial services firms in litigation regarding breach of earn-out payment obligations. Obtained $34 million judgment after bench trial.
  • Representing leading company in pursuing coverage for hundreds of millions in third-party claims arising from use of insured’s product.
  • Representing managed care provider in $100 million insurance recovery action under errors and omissions policies. Successfully obtained reversal on appeal of adverse trial court ruling.
  • Represented pharmaceutical company in patent litigation, obtaining reversal on appeal of adverse trial verdict after replacing prior counsel.
  • Represented national sports league in seeking recovery for expenses incurred in underlying multi-district tort litigation.
  • Represented mining company on open pit mining first-party property and business interruption loss in Indonesia, resulting in a favorable settlement with reinsurers.
  • Successfully represented policyholder in obtaining insurance recovery for hundreds of millions in asbestos claims.
  • Successfully represented policyholder in recovering insurance for loss arising out of large rail accident.
  • Represented multiple policyholders in claims, litigation, and settlement in UK solvent schemes of arrangement.
  • Represented social media company in patent litigation involving web-accessible databases, obtaining complete victory in the trial court and on appeal.
  • Advised Microsoft on IP issues in patent monetization transaction with Nokia and Core Wireless involving 2000+ wireless patents.
  • Represented network backbone provider in patent infringement litigation, obtaining favorable outcome at trial and on appeal.
  • Represented ExxonMobil in successfully seeking to overturn multi-billion dollar punitive damages award on appeal.
  • Represented art gallery in class action litigation under the California Resale Royalties Act, obtaining dismissal without payment.

Pro Bono

  • First-chaired trial defense of accused individual client, obtaining judgment of acquittal.
  • Represented current and former inmates in an appeal to the Third Circuit in a civil matter involving exposure to silica in the prison workplace.
  • Representing inmate in federal civil rights litigation to redress brutality by prison guards.
  • Named "Top Attorney Under 40 - Rising Star" in Competition Law by Law360.
  • Result in antitrust case named “Litigation of the Year - Cartel Defence” by Global Competition Review.
  • Named 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2016 “Rising Star” by Northern California Super Lawyers.