Elizabeth Davis is a partner at Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella, P.C. Liz is a member of the Firm's Corporate and Health Care groups and focuses her practice on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and general business counseling. She actively partners with buyers and sellers of businesses to learn about their companies in order to help them achieve their individual business goals. She leads transactions for private equity and strategic investor clients across many industries, with a focus on logistics, insurance, food and beverage, manufacturing, and health care. Liz acts as outside general counsel to domestic and international companies with respect to all aspects of the commercial contracting process. In both her M&A and general counsel roles, she advises boards of directors and other governing bodies on corporate compliance and fiduciary responsibilities.

Before joining the Firm, Liz was a corporate partner in the Chicago office of Nixon Peabody. Liz received her undergraduate degree (English) and her JD (with distinction) from the University of Iowa.


Honors & Awards

  • Emerging Lawyer, Closely & Privately Held Businesses, Mergers & Acquisitions, Publicly Held Corporations, 2017-2023
  • Emerging Lawyer, Mergers & Acquisitions, 2016
  • The Top Women Attorneys in Illinois by Chicago Magazine
  • Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2012-2013


  • Lawyers Associated Worldwide, Executive Committee Member and Co-Chair of Recruiting Committee
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Association for Corporate Growth, former Board Member
  • Association for Corporate Growth, Chicago Women’s Network, Member
  • Executives' Club of Chicago, Member



Speaking Engagements

  • Night of Knowledge: M&A Activity and Strategic Growth
    Speaking Engagement,
  • M&A Round Table
    Speaking Engagement,
  • M&A Lessons from the Front Lines: Considerations and Strategies
    Speaking Engagement,
  • Presenter, “Anatomy of a Deal - What to Know Before You Close” 
  • Co-Presenter, “More than Mentorship: Take Control of Your Network”
  • Presenter, “Anatomy of a Deal” 



  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • California


University of Iowa (B.A., English)

University of Iowa College of Law (J.D., with distinction), Executive Editor, Iowa Law Review

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