Snap Shot: Evan Davis
VITALS: Undergraduate: Harvard College, B.A., 1966. Columbia University, J.D., 1969. Law Review, editor-in-chief. Law clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart.
Photo by Monica Bay. Location: Marriott Hotel, Philadelphia, ABA Midyear Meeting.
CURRENT POST: Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Manhattan. Practice areas: Ligitation and arbitration.
BAR ACTIVITIES: President, Association of the Bar of the City of New York. American Bar Association House of Delegates. Former chair, ABA Standing Committee on Public Education.
OFFICE TECHNOLOGY: At Cleary, lawyers have a choice of desktop, or IBM T20 or X20 series laptop with docking station. (Most attorneys choose laptops.) Hewlett Packard printers; Compaq servers running Novell 5.2 over Ethernet and WAN between all offices. Our technical environment also includes: Microsoft Office Suite 97, with upgrade to 2000 planned; Lotus Notes/Domino. Information management (including iManage, Interaction, Elite for time-and-billing). We also have practice area forums on our Intranet.
FAVORITE GADGET: The "Rabbit" corkscrew.
HOME SYSTEM: Sony VAIO.
HOME ISP: MSN from Microsoft Corp.
PAGER: No. PDA: Sony Clié organizer.
CELL PHONE: Motorola Worldport.
FAVORITE TV SHOW: Washington Week in Review.
FAVORITE MAGAZINE: Food and Wine.
LETTERMAN OR LENO? Leno.
CAR: 2001 Toyota Sienna.
LAST BOOK READ: Theodore Rex, by Edmund Morris.
WHERE WOULD WE FIND YOU ON A SATURDAY AFTERNOON? With my family, at the American Museum of Natural History, in New York City.
APPOINTMENT I NEVER MISS: Parent-teacher conference.
MOST IMPORTANT LEGAL TECH TREND: Using knowledge management technology to shorten the learning curve.
MOST SIGNIFICANT TECH ACCOMPLISHMENT IN LAST YEAR: Increasing, substantially, the degree to which the Association of the Bar of the City of New York communicates with its members over the Internet. This change was made in part to respond to a focus group study that indicated that this was what our members wanted.
FAVORITE SEARCH ENGINE: Alta Vista.
FAVORITE WEB SITE: www.abcny.org, www.epicurious.com.
LAST VACATION: New year's in the Adirondaks mountains.
FAVORITE QUOTE: "Why not?" (Frequent response of my wife's Aunt Marge to challenging suggestions.)