Kristopher Davis

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

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Century Park East 1800
Los Angeles 90067 CA US

Kristopher S. Davis has extensive experience in all forms of complex commercial litigation concerning land use and development. He regularly counsels and represents clients in a wide variety of matters, including business, unfair competition, intellectual property, privacy and trust and estate disputes. Kris is co-chair of the firm’s Construction, Energy, Environment & Real Estate Litigation Team and a member of the Entertainment Litigation Team.

Experience :

  • Colorado River Indian Tribes v. United States Dept. of the Interior, et al.Defended an action brought by a Tribe for alleged NEPA, NHPA and FLPMA violations to vacate the approvals of the Modified Blythe Solar Power Project and enjoin the project’s development (obtained summary judgment).
  • Defenders of Wildlife v. Jewell, et al. Defended an ESA and NEPA action seeking to enjoin the Silver State South Project located near Las Vegas, Nevada (obtained summary judgment).
  • Coalition for Responsible Solar, et al. v. City of Adelanto, et al. (Aries Solar Holding, LLC) Defended a writ petition for alleged CEQA violations seeking to overturn the City’s approval of the Aries Solar Project (obtained denial of writ).
  • California Unions for Reliable Energy v. U.S. Dep’t of the Interior, et al.: Defended an action brought by a coalition of labor unions against the Federal Government to enjoin the development of the Genesis Sol.ar Energy Project for alleged NEPA violations (obtained dismissal of all claims).
  • Defended landowner actions in Iowa and Illinois for alleged nuisance and contract claims concerning wind energy projects.
  • Luz Solar Partners Ltd., III, et al. v. San Bernardino County et al. Prosecuting on appeal a multimillion-dollar property tax action against the County concerning the California Revenue and Taxation Code’s solar project exemption.
  • Luko v. eHarmony, Inc.: Defended class action alleging violation of consumer privacy statute (obtained dismissal of the action).
  • DirecTV, Inc. v. Brightpath, LLC: Prosecuted indemnity claims arising from the sale of membership interests in the multimillion-dollar sale of a home service provider.
  • In re 1995 Cook Familty Trust, et al. Defended the trustee in one of the largest trust litigations ever in the State of Nevada concerning the distribution of trust proceeds (approximately $500 million) arising from the sale of Kelley Blue Book.
  • Jones v. Universal Network Television, LLC, et al.: Defended wrongful termination, sexual harassment and retaliation claims brought against the supervisors of the props department on the television show “House.”

Education :

  • UCLA School of Law, J.D., Order of the Coif
  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., magna cum laude

Bar Admissions : California

Court Admissions :

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California

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Century Park East 1800
Los Angeles 90067 CA US
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