Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General

Ethan P. Davis is the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division.  Before becoming the Division’s principal deputy, Mr. Davis served as the Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Consumer Protection Branch, where he oversaw the Branch’s efforts to enforce the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and other consumer protection statutes throughout the United States.  Before joining the Justice Department, Mr. Davis was a litigation partner at King & Spalding LLP in San Francisco, California, where his practice spanned a wide range of civil and criminal life sciences and health care matters.  Earlier in his career, Mr. Davis was a trial attorney in the Justice Department’s Civil Division.  Mr. Davis also served as a law clerk to Judge Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain of the Ninth Circuit, and Justice Neil M. Gorsuch of the Supreme Court.  He is a graduate of Yale Law School and Amherst College.

Updated February 11, 2020