Evan Davis Honored with 2016 Lifetime Achiever Award

August 17, 2016

Cleary Gottlieb senior counsel Evan Davis has received The American Lawyer 2016 Lifetime Achiever Award in recognition of his outstanding legal career and contributions to public service.

Early in his career, Evan was a lawyer on the House Judiciary Committee legal team investigating the Watergate scandal. He helped to discover President Richard Nixon’s “smoking-gun tape” and suggested that the committee subpoena the White House, which led to the president’s resignation.

Evan began working at Cleary in 1975 and became a partner in 1978. In 1985, he left the firm to serve as counsel to New York State Governor Mario M. Cuomo, then rejoined Cleary in February 1991. Evan also clerked for Justice Potter Stewart of the U.S. Supreme Court and Judge Harold Leventhal of the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Honorees will receive their awards at a ceremony on October 25, 2016, in New York.

Read Evan’s Lifetime Achiever profile here.