Doug Davis (businessman)

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Doug Davis
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Born Douglas J. Davis
(1974-03-06) March 6, 1974 (age 41)
New York City
Occupation Entertainment Lawyer, Sports Agent, Philanthropist, Entrepreneur
Nationality United States
Education Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
Syracuse University (BA)
Fordham Law School (JD)

Doug Davis (born March 6, 1974) is an American music industry executive, Entertainment Lawyer, Sports Agent, Philanthropist and Entrepreneur.[1]

Davis is the son of legendary record mogul Clive Davis.[2]


Early life and education[edit]

Davis was born in New York City, the son of Clive Davis and Janet Adelberg Davis.[3] He attended Dwight School in New York. Davis graduated from The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University with a degree in Political Science, and from Fordham University School of Law with a Juris Doctor.[4]

Business career[edit]

Davis is the founder and owner of The Davis Firm, PLLC, a prominent music, entertainment and sports law firm.[5] The Davis Firm focuses primarily on the music industry’s most successful artists, record producers, songwriters, executives, as well as television production companies, video game companies, actors, trend-making contemporary painters. Additionally, Davis is a licensed NBA player agent representing new, star and veteran players,[6] who negotiated Metta World Peace's agreement with the New York Knicks.[7][8] Davis is also the executive producer of the legendary annual Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala.[9]

In 2014-2015, Davis pursued the purchase of the NBA's Atlanta Hawks basketball team. [10]


A prominent philanthropist, Davis sits on boards of the Music For Youth Foundation, the Forum on Law, Culture & Society,[11] the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University[12] and Fuck Cancer.[13] Davis has been a featured speaker at events for ASCAP, Brooklyn Law School, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, the Copyright Society of the USA (CSUSA) and Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. Davis serves on the Executive Committee of the City of Hope National Medical Center, on the Entertainment Committee for the annual Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Gala[14] and has chaired fundraising events for the UJA-Federation of New York, MusiCares, the Drug Policy Alliance [15] and Songs Of Hope.[16] Davis has appeared on both The Celebrity Apprentice 4 and All-Star Celebrity Apprentice where Davis made sizable donations to the American Diabetes Association, in honor of his nephew Matthew Reicher who suffers with the disease, and The Center for Head Injury Services in honor of Gary Busey.

Media, Awards and Honors[edit]

Davis has been featured in stories in and for The Wall Street Journal,[5] The New York Times and ESPN The Magazine,[17] amongst others, and in Jeff Rabhan's book "Cool Jobs In The Music Business".[4] In 2012 The Hollywood Reporter called Davis’s Twitter (@DJD) one of the "Top 5 Music Power" accounts.[18]

In 2013, the UJA-Federation of New York named Davis one of the 40 Under 40 Top Industry Leaders.[19]

In 2014, the Amsterdam News honored Davis with the Amsterdam News' Entrepreneur Award at its 105th Anniversary Gala, along with Hazel Nell Dukes and Ken Sunshine.[20]


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  3. ^ McCormack, David (February 19, 2013). "Clive Davis". Daily Mail. 
  4. ^ a b *Rabhan, Jeff (2013). "Cool Jobs In The Music Business". inTune/Hal Leonard.
  5. ^ a b Jackson, Candace (March 15, 2013). "'Looking Out for No. 1". The Wall Street Journal. 
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  9. ^ *Davis, Clive (2013). "The Soundtrack of My Life". Simon & Schuster
  10. ^ Johnson, Richard (September 12, 2014). "'The Lawyer Who Could Be The Next Owner Of The Hawks". The New York Post. 
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  17. ^ Zwerling, Jared (February 8, 2013). "'Mason Jr. is the NBA's music game-changer". ESPN The Magazine. 
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