Peter Davis is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s Supreme Court & Appellate Practice. 

Mr. Davis primarily represents clients in federal and state appeals. He has been the lead author of appellate briefs on a range of topics, including administrative law, communications law, environmental issues, and securities law. Drawing on his experience as a law clerk at all three levels of the federal judiciary, Mr. Davis has particular experience in complex appeals involving federal, state, and local governments. 

Before joining Latham, Mr. Davis served as a law clerk to Justice Elena Kagan of the Supreme Court of the United States, Judge Sri Srinivasan of the US Court of Appeals for the Washington, D.C. Circuit, and Judge James E. Boasberg of the US District Court for the District of Columbia.  

Mr. Davis graduated from Stanford Law School, where he participated in the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic and conducted research on administrative and tort law issues with Professor David Freeman Engstrom and Professor Robert Rabin.   

Bar Qualification

  • California
  • District of Columbia


  • JD, Stanford Law School, 2017
    Urban A. Sontheimer Third-Year Honor
  • BA in International Relations & International Security Studies, Stanford University, 2011
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October 20, 2023Recognition

Litigator of the Week Runners-Up and Shout Outs

Latham litigators recognized for a Seventh Circuit win for Netflix upholding a win for streaming services finding that East St. Louis, Illinois, can’t force them to pay franchise fees imposed on cable companies.

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December 6, 2022 Our Work

Litigator of the Week Runner-Up and Shout Outs

Latham recognized for securing a streak of wins for Netflix which sought to force the streaming service to pay franchise fees on revenues similar to what cable companies pay towns and cities for the right to install their wires in public rights-of-way.