Cary Davidson has specialized in political and nonprofit organization law since 1980. A former congressional aide, public affairs officer and political consultant, he has extensive experience in political campaigns and has served as treasurer and/or legal counsel for hundreds of campaign committees. He represents corporations, trade associations, labor unions, lobbyists, candidates and ballot measure committees.
Currently, Cary is a member of the Union for Reform Judaism North American Board of Trustees and serves as the URJ Associate General Counsel. He is Chair of the Board of Overseers for the Los Angeles Campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and a member of the HUC-JIR Board of Governors. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of Congregation Kol Ami and the Board of Directors of the Claremont McKenna College Alumni Association.
Mr. Davidson is a past president of the California Political Attorneys Association, past president of Equality California, past president of Equality California Institute, past president of Congregation Kol Ami, past president of the Claremont McKenna College Alumni Association, a former member of the Board of Trustees of Claremont McKenna College and a former member of the Board of Governors of the Rose Institute of State and Local Government. In addition, Cary served on the California Complete Count Committee – Census 2010, as chair of the editorial board of Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine, the Los Angeles County Bar Association monthly magazine and as chair of Second Friday Group, an organization comprised of Southern California federal political action committee managers.
Cary received a B.A., from Claremont McKenna College (summa cum laude, 1975) and a J.D. from University of Chicago Law School (1978).