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Sherrie Armstrong Davis

Counsel

sarmstrongdavis@crowell.com
Phone: +1 202.624.2846
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Recognized as a
2014 & 2015
Super Lawyers
"Rising Star"
in Environmental Law.


Sherrie Armstrong Davis is a counsel in the firm's Washington, D.C. office, where she practices in the Mass Torts, Products, and Consumer Litigation Group. In her role, Sherrie is primarily involved in product liability defense for the medical device industry in individual, mass tort, and multi-district cases. Sherrie handles soup-to-nuts products liability litigation from initiation of an action to trial and appeal. She works closely with expert and other witnesses. Sherrie has significant experience in dispositive motion and Daubert/Frye briefing and in taking and defending depositions. Sherrie’s stand-up courtroom experience includes dispositive motion argument in state and federal court. She also has provided trial support to a Fortune 500 company.

Prior to developing a focus in this area of law, Sherrie handled environmental litigation and regulatory counseling for members of the natural resources, chemical, and electric power generation industries. Her practice spanned the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Endangered Species Act, the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act.

Sherrie's pro bono career includes successful representation of a woman sentenced to life in prison for a non-violent, low-level drug crime who sought commutation of her sentence from President Obama, reducing her life sentence to time served. Before granting her client's petition for executive clemency, President Obama had commuted the sentence of only one other woman during his time in office, who also was a pro bono client of Crowell & Moring.

Sherrie graduated from the College of Charleston with a B.A. in political science in 2001 and earned a M.P.A. from the College of Charleston in 2004, winning the award for outstanding graduate student. Sherrie received her J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 2007, graduating with high honors. While at the University of Connecticut, Sherrie served as Editor-in-Chief of the Connecticut Law Review.

Before entering private practice, Sherrie served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Chase T. Rogers, Chief Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court, the Honorable Joseph R. Goodwin, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, and the Honorable Jerome A. Holmes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

Education

  • College of Charleston, B.A. political science (2001)
  • College of Charleston, M.P.A. (2004)
  • University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D. (2007) high honors

Affiliations

Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Connecticut, West Virginia, U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Fourth, Ninth, and Tenth Circuits, U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.

Awards

  • 2015 Super Lawyers D.C. "Rising Star" in field of Environmental Law
  • 2014 Super Lawyers D.C. "Rising Star" in field of Environmental Law
  • Named to National Law Journal's Pro Bono "Hot List" in 2015

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"Change in Administrations, Change in Course? The Staying Power of Obama's Clean Power Plan and Possible Avenues for Change (Part 2 of 2)," Trends: ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources Newsletter, Vol. 48 No. 2 (November/December 2016). Authors: Thomas A. Lorenzen and Sherrie A. Armstrong.
Publication
"Change in Administrations, Change in Course? The Staying Power of Obama's Clean Power Plan and Possible Avenues for Change (Part 1 of 2)," Trends: ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources Newsletter, Vol. 48 No. 1 (September/October 2016). Authors: Thomas A. Lorenzen and Sherrie A. Armstrong.
Publication
Lawyers Reflect on Clemency Work After Obama Executive Action National Law Journal (August 9, 2016)
In the News
"The Full D.C. Circuit Will Hear Challenges to EPA’s Clean Power Plan," Environment & Natural Resources Law Alert (May 18, 2016). Contacts: Thomas A. Lorenzen, Sherrie Armstrong Davis
Client Alert/Newsletter
"OSHA Publishes Long-Anticipated Revision to Silica Standards," Environment & Natural Resources: Occupational Safety & Health Alerts (March 30, 2016). Contacts: Daniel W. Wolff, Kevin C. Mayer, Warren Lehrenbaum, Sherrie Armstrong Davis
Client Alert/Newsletter
Deal Note: Crowell & Moring Client NRG Yield, Inc. Acquires Wind Assets from NRG Energy, Inc. (Nov.24.2015)
Firm News/Announcement
"Beyond the Buffer Zone: OSM’s Stream Protection Rule," Energy & Mineral Law Foundation, Kentucky Mineral Law Conference (November 22, 2015). Presenter: Sherrie A. Armstrong.
Speech/Presentation
Super Lawyers Recognizes 90 Crowell & Moring Attorneys (Oct.27.2015)
Firm News/Announcement
"EPA's Coal Ash Rule Effective Today," Environment & Natural Resources Law Alert (October 19, 2015). Contacts: Kirsten L. Nathanson, Clifford J. Zatz, Jennifer A. Giblin, Sherrie Armstrong Davis
Client Alert/Newsletter
"5 Things Corporate Counsel Should Know About EPA's Clean Power Plan," Corporate Counsel (October 9, 2015). Authors: Cameron Prell and Sherrie A. Armstrong.
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