Matthew D. Davis
Mr. Davis is a graduate of Boston University and the University of California Hastings College of the Law. He obtained his law degree in 1989. Following law school he worked for a San Francisco litigation boutique until 1992, when he was recruited by the San Francisco City Attorney's Office. From 1992 through 2001, Mr. Davis served as a Deputy City Attorney representing the municipality and its employees in jury trials and appeals in both State and Federal Court.
Beginning in 1995, Matt was requested by then-City Attorney Louise Renne to prosecute in many of the ground breaking consumer protection lawsuits which the City filed against big businesses, including one which accused the Bank of America of mishandling government bond funds. That case settled for $187,000,000.
In 1997, Matt was lead attorney in suits brought by the City which alleged California's largest title insurers had defrauded consumers and the government. Those complaints resulted in verdicts and settlements totaling more than $75,000,000. While working on these matters, Matt notified authorities of improprieties which he discovered within the Office of the State Insurance Commissioner. Specifically, Matt uncovered information which demonstrated that Insurance Commissioner Chuck Quackenbush had taken action to favor insurance companies to the detriment of consumers. Quackenbush later resigned while under investigation. California Lawyer magazine credited Matt as playing a critical role in that outcome.
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