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Former California Governor Gray Davis Joins Loeb & Loeb

Loeb & Loeb LLP announced Joseph G. (Gray) Davis, former Governor of the state of California, has become Of Counsel to the firm, resident in the Los Angeles office.

Mr. Davis has a long and distinguished career in public service. He was Chief of Staff to Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. from 1975 to 1981. From 1983-1987, he served in the State Assembly as the Representative for Los Angeles County. He then served as State Controller from 1987 to 1995, Lieutenant Governor from 1995 to 1999, and Governor from 1999 to 2003. Over the course of these 28 years in public service, Governor Davis has become known for his depth of knowledge and his commitment to public education.

“We are delighted with Gray’s decision to join Loeb & Loeb,” said John T. Frankenheimer, Co-Chairman of Loeb & Loeb. “We are confident that many of our clients, not only in California, but throughout the country and internationally as well, will benefit from his unique experience, knowledge, insight and relationships. We are particularly looking forward to Governor Davis’ involvement and commitment to a number of our pro bono and public service activities and his interest and enthusiasm for our firm’s agenda in this regard is very gratifying.”

“I am pleased to be joining a firm of Loeb’s standing,” Governor Davis said. “Loeb has a solid commitment to public service, including working with the Fulfillment Fund, City of Hope and others. I have worked with these organizations in the past, and their causes continue to be close to my heart. After spending a year reconnecting with my wonderful wife, Sharon; my family; and my friends, I am now eager to begin a new chapter as a member of Loeb & Loeb.”

Gray Davis was born in New York City and attended Stanford University, graduating with distinction with a degree in history. He went on to earn his J.D. from Columbia University Law School and then served in Vietnam as a captain in the U.S. Army, earning the Bronze Star for meritorious service.