Derek Davis was recently named executive director of the Harvard Law School Program on the Legal Profession (PLP).
As executive director, Davis works collaboratively with a team of professionals, research fellows and faculty to examine the structures, norms and dynamics of the global legal profession.
Prior to joining HLS, Davis was a shareholder in the Business/Public Finance Department at Greenberg Traurig LLP in Boston. Davis also practiced at the Boston law firms of Foley Hoag LLP, Goldstein and Manello LLP, Peabody and Arnold LLP, and Nutter McClennen and Fish LLP.
Since 2005, Davis has been a member of the Board of Overseers of Boston University, where he has served on various committees, including the athletics committee. Since 2009, Davis has served as the chair of the Board of Trustees of Cambridge College.
As an active member of the Greater Boston community, Davis has also served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the USS Constitution Museum, the Corporation of the Perkins School for the Blind, the Corporation of Milton Hospital and the Board of Directors of Greater Boston Legal Services.
Davis received his J.D. from Boston University School of Law in 1989 and his B.A. in History (magna cum laude) from Boston University.