Alicia J. Davis is professor from practice at the University of Michigan Law School. She teaches and writes in the fields of corporate governance, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, and related subjects.

Davis began her teaching career at the Law School in 2004. From 2016 to 2018, she served as associate dean for strategic initiatives and launched the Law School’s Problem Solving Initiative. She was elected to the American Law Institute in 2017.

Before joining the Michigan Law faculty, Davis practiced law at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Washington, DC, where she represented public and private companies and private equity firms in mergers and acquisitions and leveraged buyout transactions. Her professional experience also includes time as an investment banker, first with Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York, where her clients included Fortune 100 companies pursuing equity and debt financings, and later with Raymond James & Associates in St. Petersburg, Florida, where she served as a vice president and represented public and private companies in middle market mergers and acquisitions transactions.

Davis is currently the chief strategy officer at Lear Corporation, a global automotive technology company. In this position, she leads the Corporate Strategy and Development group, which works with Lear’s executive team to develop and drive Lear’s global strategy, coordinates the strategic planning process, and executes value-enhancing acquisitions, divestitures, and strategic investments. Previously, she held the roles of senior vice president, strategy and corporate development, and vice president, investor relations.