Overview Experience Events News Intelligence Gordon Davenport III Partner gdavenport foley.com Download vCard Gordon Davenport III is a partner and litigation attorney with Foley & Lardner LLP. Mr. Davenport has represented insurance companies in a wide range of litigation matters, including coverage disputes, national class actions, distribution and sales practice disputes, and regulatory matters. He also has extensive experience representing insurance brokers in E&O claims. Mr. Davenport is a leader in the field of Directors and Officers insurance, and has presented extensively on that subject. He is chair of the firm’s Insurance & Reinsurance Litigation Practice. In addition to Mr. Davenport’s work in the insurance field, he has also represented many clients in various kinds of complex commercial litigation, including defense of consumer class actions, distribution litigation, and product liability cases. Mr. Davenport is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice. Admissions and Professional Memberships Mr. Davenport is admitted to practice in Wisconsin, and in the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Federal, Fifth, Seventh and Eleventh Circuits, and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin. He is a member of the Dane County Bar Association, State Bar of Wisconsin and American Bar Association (Litigation and Tort and Insurance Practice Sections). Education Mr. Davenport is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, where he received his business administration degree in 1980 and his J.D. degree (cum laude) in 1983. He was a member of the University of Wisconsin Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. Recognition Mr. Davenport has been Peer Review Rated as AV® Preeminent™, the highest performance rating in Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system. In 2011-2016, The Legal 500 recognized Mr. Davenport in the area of insurance: advice to insurers. He was selected for inclusion in the 2007, 2008, and 2011-2016 Wisconsin Super Lawyers® lists and has also been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© since 2010 in the field of commercial litigation. Mr. Davenport is a Fellow of Litigation Counsel of America, an honorary society for trial lawyers.