Eva

Davis

C-Level

Winston & Strawn

Los Angeles,

California

Industry

Law

Area of Expertise

Mergers & Acquisitions

Immediately Qualified to Serve

Finance

Previous Board Experience

Nonprofit, Private

Eva is a seasoned business leader and experienced dealmaker who has strategically advised and led public and private companies through hundreds of transformative business transactions, ranging in deal value from several million dollars to over $5.0 billion.

With over three decades of experience, boards of directors, management teams and private equity funds rely on Eva’s business acumen and strategic thinking to address their most critical and complex business issues and projects, including M&A, capital markets transactions, shareholder activist matters, corporate governance best practices, internal investigations and international expansion.

Eva has advised boards of directors at over 100 public and private companies across a range of industries. With more than 1,000 hours in numerous board rooms, Eva is knowledgeable in board governance and process, as well as sensitive to the unique relationship between the board and management. Eva is known for her ability to think strategically, quickly identify key issues, diplomatically ask thought-provoking questions and work collaboratively with others to provide solutions to a company’s biggest challenges.

Through her private equity experience, Eva is skilled at addressing the complex issues that face serial acquirors and serial sellers across the globe, including matters relating to business integration, divisional carve-outs, transition services, and the minimization of unexpected liabilities. Through her transactional experience that has expanded domestic business operations into the European Union, United Kingdom, Chile, China, Columbia, Iceland, India, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Peru, Singapore, and Uruguay, Eva is adept at bridging domestic and foreign regulatory issues and cultural differences in order to maximize deal and shareholder value.

The breadth and depth of her experience also come from having served in various leadership positions at three of some of the largest law firms in the world. Eva currently serves on the Global Executive Committee (or board of directors) of the international law firm of Winston & Strawn with nearly 1,000 lawyers across 15 offices worldwide and annual revenues in excess of $1.0 billion. Commencing in June 2024, Eva will be one of only three Managing Partners supporting the Chairman in the management, growth and strategic leadership of the firm. She also chairs the firm’s Global Transactions Department and is responsible for leading strategy, global expansion, client engagement and P&L for more than half the firm (500+ lawyers, 100+ administrative staff and annual revenues in excess of $600 million). She has served on the firm’s Compensation Committee for almost 10 years. Eva has also served on the board of several non-profits, including Read to a Child Los Angeles (where she served as Chairwoman for 20 years).

Eva is comfortable and facile with financial statements, projections, valuation methodologies, bank financing agreements and audit committee responsibilities.

Known for her sound business judgment and strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills, Eva excels at creating trust by cultivating long-term relationships while mitigating business and legal risk. She is adept at managing crises with integrity – ranging from corporate and compliance infractions to reputational and operational risks – with the goal of maximizing shareholder value.