Joseph B. Davidson joined Rice University in 1994 in the Office of General Counsel. As Senior Associate General Counsel for Rice Management Company and Rice University, his principal areas of responsibility include endowment investments, financings, corporate governance, and compliance. His other practice areas include export controls, trade sanctions, intellectual property, research, facilities, and athletics. Earlier in his career, Mr. Davidson worked with the law firms of Dewey Ballantine and Paul Hastings where he focused on mergers and acquisitions, private placements and public offerings, and real estate. Mr. Davidson received his J.D. from The University of Chicago Law School, and graduated magna cum laude from Rice University with a B.A. in Political Science, Legal Studies, and Managerial Studies. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the State Bars of Texas and California, the American Bar Association, the Houston Bar Association, and the National Association of College and University Attorneys. Mr. Davidson serves on the board of the Chance for Hope Foundation.