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Darius Davenport
Senior Lecturing Fellow

Darius Davenport


Darius Davenport is a partner at Crenshaw, Ware, & Martin PLC, where he is the chairman of the firm’s Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Practice Group. Davenport earned his B.A. in History from Norfolk State University and his Juris Doctor from the University of Wisconsin Law School, where he served as an editor of the Wisconsin International Law Journal. After law school, Davenport served four years as a JAG attorney in the United States Army, where he provided legal advice and counsel to senior government officials on a wide range of legal issues.

At Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, Davenport’s practice focuses on data privacy laws and regulations, helping clients mitigate cyber risk, and dealing with the legal and practical problems resulting from cyber incidents. His cybersecurity counsel to businesses and municipalities includes drafting and review of incident response plans, cybersecurity employee policies, technology contracts, and conducting cybersecurity and breach response exercises. He is frequently invited to speak on cybersecurity and data privacy issues.

Davenport’s practice also includes complex litigation in state and federal courts with an emphasis on public sector law, employment law, and insurance defense. He represents housing authorities, businesses, and municipalities across the region. Davenport has extensive experience developing, drafting, and interpreting government regulations and policies.