Ropes & Gray Names Greg Davis Co-Managing Partner of San Francisco and Silicon Valley Offices

In The News
June 24, 2019

Global law firm Ropes & Gray has appointed partner Greg Davis as co-managing partner of its San Francisco and Silicon Valley offices, to co-lead the offices with partner Raj Marphatia. Mr. Davis, a partner in the asset management practice, has considerable experience with the formation and compliance maintenance of investment advisers and investment companies, the regular ongoing representation of registered investment companies’ boards of directors and the formation and ongoing representation of various privately offered investment pools. Mr. Marphatia, an asset management partner, has over 25 years of experience in the full spectrum of private investment funds, including buyout funds, venture capital funds, hedge funds, fund of funds, and CBOs.

Ropes & Gray’s San Francisco and Silicon Valley offices have been at the forefront of Bay Area technological, business and financial innovation, serving clients in the technology, life sciences, health care, financial services and asset management industries, as well as academic institutions. Our lawyers focus on a number of practices that are important to those industries: intellectual property, litigation & enforcement, privacy & cybersecurity, and transactions (including M&A, private equity buyouts, finance, capital markets and tax).  

“With over 110 lawyers across our two Bay Area offices, there’s considerable momentum as we continue to expand our client offerings on the West Coast,” said Mr. Marphatia. “Greg is a natural leader and I am excited to have him join me as co-managing partner.”

“Our West Coast offices house a team of dedicated, innovative attorneys, and as a group, we look forward to continuing to bolster our presence on the West Coast and providing our clients with the high-level counsel they expect from Ropes & Gray,” said Mr. Davis. “I am honored to have the opportunity to join Raj in leading our Bay Area offices.” Mr. Davis was raised in Northern California and has practiced in Ropes & Gray’s San Francisco office for over 16 years.

Ropes & Gray’s California-based attorneys consistently receive top rankings in the most prestigious legal directories, including Chambers USA, International Financial Law Review (IFLR) 1000 and The Legal 500, in addition to industry recognition within The Financial Times, Law360, Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, Who's Who Legal, California Lawyer, The Daily Journal, The Recorder, San Francisco Business Times, and Silicon Valley Business Journal.