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Nezida S. Davis

Nezida is Senior Counsel for Criminal Enforcement of the Antitrust Division, United States Department of Justice, where she manages high priority criminal investigations and litigation. Prior to her appointment in July 2013, Nezida served for 11 years as the Chief of the Antitrust Division's Atlanta Field Office. Nezida is a member of the federal government's Senior Executive Service and has the distinction of being the first and only African-American to date to hold a career position of Chief of a section or office in the history of the Antitrust Division.

The Antitrust Division's Atlanta Field Office was charged with investigating and prosecuting criminal antitrust and related white-collar fraud violations in seven Southeastern states, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. During her tenure as Chief, she directed legal teams in the conduct of more than 110 white collar criminal investigations which resulted in 50 cases, over $239 million in criminal fines, and over $26.3 million in restitution to victims.

Prior to her appointment as Chief in May 2002, Nezida was the Atlanta Field Office’s Assistant Chief starting in 1995. From 1984 to 1995, Nezida worked as an Antitrust Division trial attorney. In 1995, Nezida received the Assistant Attorney General's Antitrust Division Award of Distinction. Prior to joining the Division in 1984, she served for two years as law clerk to US District Court Judge Horace T. Ward in the Northern District of Georgia.

Nezida received her law degree from Columbia Law School in 1982 and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell. At Cornell, Nezida was a member of the Women's Track and Field Team and served as Captain in 1978 and 1979. She was selected for the All-Time, All-Ivy team for her record in winning the 200 meter dash in the 1978 Outdoor Heptagonal Championships.

Nezida resides in the metro Atlanta area with her husband, Bomani Bakari.