Tracey Davies is co-chair of the firm’s Life Sciences practice and is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property and Litigation practice groups.
Ms. Davies serves as lead trial counsel in matters involving technology-based disputes. Ms. Davies has substantial trial experience representing innovator pharmaceutical and biologics clients as well as industrial and agricultural biotechnology clients in both jury and bench trials across a diverse range of legal matters, including patent litigation, breach of contract and false claims act cases. A licensed patent attorney, Ms. Davies also counsels clients on strategic intellectual property-driven acquisitions, divestitures and financings; patent portfolio development and management; licensing and forming strategic partnerships; and other transactions that optimize intellectual property value to the client.
Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® in litigation – intellectual property, litigation – patent, patent law, and biotechnology law (2008-2019), Ms. Davies advises clients with respect to a wide array of technologies, including pharmaceutical formulation and drug delivery systems, small molecule and biologic therapies, stem cells and tissue engineering, recombinant industrial enzymes, coated nanoparticles, software programs for health care delivery, telemedicine and medical devices. Her scientific experience is in toxicology research, where she has studied the role of aldehyde dehydrogenases in fetal metabolism and the toxic effects of pesticides.
Before joining Gibson Dunn in 2012, Ms. Davies was a partner at Vinson & Elkins, where she was a member of the Executive Management Committee and leader of the firm’s Intellectual Property, Technology and Life Science practices.
Ms. Davies received her J.D. cum laude from the University of Minnesota in 1997, where she served as an Editor of the Minnesota Journal of Global Trade. She also holds her M.P.H. in toxicology from the University of Minnesota. In 1989, Ms. Davies graduated with her B.A. in biology with honors from the University of Tennessee, and she holds a B.A. in philosophy from the Katholieke Universiteit, in Leuven, Belgium.
Ms. Davies is admitted to practice in Texas and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, as well as various United States District Courts and United States Courts of Appeals including the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and Ninth Circuit.
Representative Experience – Litigation*
* Includes matters handled prior to joining Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
University of Minnesota - 1997 Juris Doctor
University of Minnesota - 1996 Master of Public Health
KU Leuven - 1990 Bachelor of Arts
University of Tennessee - 1989 Bachelor of Arts