Employee Spotlight: Olivia Davis

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Introducing Olivia Davis, one of our stellar Associate Attorneys. Olivia originally began at the firm as an intern!

Role at Crumiller:

Associate Attorney

Favorite Book:

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

Hometown:

Winchester, Massachusetts

Describe your morning routine:

I go for a run in the park and then come home and have a super strong cup of espresso before going to work.

How long have you been at Crumiller?

I interned here twice during my 2L and 3L years of law school.  At the end of my second internship, Susan asked me if I wanted to join the team permanently and I’ve been with the firm since graduating from law school.

What drew you to Crumiller and employment law?

When I was in undergrad I studied political science and international relations. A lot of my studies focused on historical and ongoing human rights issues.

Originally, I wanted to go to law school so that I could study international human rights law. I was looking into interning for the UN’s Economic and Social Counsel but then Covid happened and I couldn’t leave the country. I did my first internship in law school at an employment law firm and I found that employment law invokes human rights laws. I definitely didn’t think I was going to end up in employment law but I’m happy I did.

Favorite Crumiller Memory:

Honestly, Susan’s 40th birthday party was a blast. It was a surprise party for her and the whole team went and we just had a lot of fun.

What would you like to accomplish in your career?

I would like at some point in my career to work on a case that changes precedent for the better.

Where do you see yourself in five years?

Hopefully I’ll still be doing this. Right now I’m trying to focus on my career in litigation but I would also love to become a law professor someday and teach constitutional law.

What advice would you give to someone just getting started in this field?

Find a really good team. Find people who will really invest in mentoring, supporting, and teaching you. Just try and absorb as much as you can. Listen more than you talk. It’s a long road so there’s a lot to learn.

Who are some of your biggest inspirations?

I would say my mom and dad. They’re really good, smart people who have always been very civically responsible and they taught me to be that way.

What do you do in your free time?

I like to play tennis. I want to get into knitting but I haven’t done it yet. I like to read. I like to try out different recipes. I f*ing love jigsaw puzzles. I could sit there for eight hours and just work on a jigsaw puzzle all day. The biggest one I’ve done was 3,000 pieces and it took me a month and a half.