Academic journal article Energy Law Journal

In Memoriam: Daniel I. Davidson

Academic journal article Energy Law Journal

In Memoriam: Daniel I. Davidson

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Daniel I. Davidson passed away on September 13, 2019. Dan spent fortyfive years of his legal career practicing energy law as a partner with Spiegel & McDiarmid, where his colleagues remember him as an invaluable partner and wonderful friend, who had a unique gift for crafting the right legal argument, locating the most apt case, and recommending the best mystery novels.

Dan was a 1959 graduate of the Columbia School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review. After graduation, he clerked for two Second Circuit Judges: Harold Medina and Learned Hand.

Prior to his career as an energy lawyer, Dan worked in New York City, and for several years thereafter, at the U.S. State Department, where he was a staff member at the National Security Council and served as a delegate to the Paris Peace Talks to end the Vietnam War. Outside of the office, Dan was a longtime contributor of op-eds and book reviews to the New York Times, Atlantic, Financial Times, Economist, and the Washington Post.

Dan was a dedicated advocate for the firm's municipal and cooperative clients, particularly those in Northern California. He litigated the long-running "Four Sevens" case at FÉRC on their behalf. …

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