Robert Davis > DLA Piper LLP (US) > Chicago, United States > Lawyer Profile

DLA Piper LLP (US)
CHICAGO, IL 60606-0089
United States

Work Department

Corporate; Private Equity


Partner; Vice Chair, Private Equity Group, Midwest


Rob Davis primarily focuses his work on private equity leveraged buyouts, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and growth equity investments. In addition, Rob routinely represents portfolio companies in connection with ongoing corporate counseling and add-on acquisitions. Rob has handled transactions ranging from several million dollars to more than US$1 billion and has represented closely held companies, public companies and numerous private equity funds.


J.D., University of Georgia School of Law; M.B.A., University of Georgia; A.B., Duke University

Lawyer Rankings

United States > M&A/corporate and commercial > Private equity buyouts

The team at DLA Piper LLP (US) records a consistently high deal volume, working on behalf of a number of active clients including Accel-KKR and its portfolio companies on buyouts, M&A, and associated investments and corporate issues, and also has notable cross-border expertise, working with its global platform on complex transactions for both US and foreign-led private equity investments. Alongside its work for funds, the team also regularly advises target growth companies on equity investments and other life-cycle issues. Atlanta’s Joseph Silver leads the practice, and is a prolific advisor to funds and private companies with broad experience in the technology, telecoms, and financial services sectors, among others. Other key names in the team include Chicago-based Robert Davis, who represents funds and portfolio companies in buyouts and growth equity investments, and NoVa’s Eric Grossman, who focuses on venture capital and early-stage investments, securities issues, and cross-border deals.