Derek Davis, Esq., a
shareholder in Greenberg Traurig's Boston
office, together with the Boston University
Alumni Association , co-hosted a reception on Saturday, October 15 to
celebrate the official dedication of the Martin Luther King Memorial. The
reception, which was held in Greenberg Traurig’s Washington, D.C. office,
brought together alumni, civil rights leaders and a host of dignitaries who
continue to preserve the legacy of one Boston University's greatest alumnus, Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Dr. King went to Boston University in 1951, searching for a multicultural
community and a setting for his study of ethics and philosophy that would steer
his civil rights work. He later became "Dr. King" by earning a Ph.D. in
systematic theology at BU in 1955. The official dedication marked the 48th
anniversary of Dr. King's historic "I Have a Dream" speech. The National
Mall, for the first time, now houses a monument for a man not elected to the
Davis, a member of Greenberg Traurig’s Corporate and Public Finance Practice
groups, is a business attorney whose legal experience covers a broad spectrum of
corporate transactional matters, including general corporate law; public finance
law; contract law; corporate governance; college and university law; and public
policy. His practice also involves counseling individuals and entities in the
public and private sectors on matters involving public policy, non-profit
institutions and institutions of higher education.
Davis is a "Double Terrier," having earned two degrees from Boston University
-- a B.A., magna cum laude, in 1986 from the College of Arts and Sciences and a
J.D. from the School of Law in 1989. In addition to be a member of the Board of
Overseers of Boston University, he is chairman of the Board of Trustees of
Cambridge College; the Board of Trustees of the USS Constitution Museum; the
Corporation of the Perkins School for the Blind; and the Corporation of Milton
Derek is pictured here with one of the keynote speakers of the event,
Reverend Dr. Walter E. Fluker, Professor and Director of the MLK Ethical
Institute at Boston University School of Theology.
Pictured here from left to right is Derek Davis, a shareholder in
Greenberg Traurig's Boston office and alumnus of Boston University's College of
Arts and Sciences and School of Law, and Reverend Dr. Walter E. Fluker, the
Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor of Ethical Leadership and the senior editor
and director of the Howard Thurman Papers Project at Boston University.