Chief Legal Officer, S&P Global Platts
Pierre Davis is an attorney in the Global Legal and Regulatory Affairs team of S&P Global and serves as Chief Legal Officer for S&P Global Platts, a division of S&P Global and the leading independent provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets. Based in London, Pierre is responsible for all legal support for Platts and is a member of the Platts Operating Committee.
Pierre joined S&P Global in 2005 as Associate General Counsel, and, in addition to his responsibilities at Platts, provides legal advice and counseling to S&P Global in the areas of general litigation and pre-litigation, the impact of regulation on various S&P Global businesses, employment law, First Amendment and press freedoms, print and electronic publishing law, as well as assisting with internal investigations.
Prior to joining S&P Global, Pierre was an associate in the litigation department in the New York office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, where he focused on intellectual property litigation, with a specific emphasis on copyright law.
In addition to his legal duties, Pierre serves on the Commodity Markets Council Europe (CMCE) Executive Committee, is a founding member of S&P Global’s employee resource group Black Organization for Leadership and Development (BOLD), and through BOLD and other initiatives, has a deep commitment to diversity efforts both inside the Company and in the broader community.
Pierre received a bachelor’s degree from University of California, Los Angeles, and his juris doctorate degree from Columbia Law School.