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Richard L. Davis

Partner, Corporate Department


Richard Davis is a partner in the Structured Credit practice at Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. His practice focuses on representing both lenders and borrowers in complex financings, including leveraged, asset-based, and repo transactions.

Mr. Davis is a leading lawyer in the fintech lending market, where he represents numerous fintech lenders—and lenders to fintech lenders—in financings secured by various types of fintech assets, including consumer and small business loans, merchant cash advances, and trade receivables. Mr. Davis has extensive experience working with clients in global commercial and investment banks, commercial finance companies, direct lenders, private equity funds, and fintech originators. He also regularly represents institutional buyers and sellers in structuring and negotiating repo and other safe-harbor transactions involving various types of loans, securities, and other assets.


  • The Legal 500 USA, Fintech (2021-2022)
  • The Legal 500 USA, Structured Finance: Securitization (2021-2022)


  • University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, J.D. 1999 (With Honors, Order of the Coif)
  • Truman State University, B.S. 1994

Practice Areas

ESG & Impact
ESG Risk, Strategy, and Compliance
Impact Investing




New York Bar
District of Columbia Bar
Maryland Bar


University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, J.D. 1999
Truman State University, B.S. 1994

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