Dallas, TX

David has more than a decade of experience representing clients in high-stakes business disputes. David has litigated a variety of disputes in state and federal court, including defamation, contract, antitrust, mortgage-backed securities, director and officer liability, and employment disputes involving issues of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements. David has extensive stand-up courtroom and arbitration hearing experience.

Prior to joining Clare Locke, David practiced in Sidley Austin’s Dallas office, where he was a member of the Hiring Committee and chair of the office’s Diversity Committee.

David served as a law clerk to the Honorable Barbara M.G. Lynn, U.S.D.J. for the Northern District of Texas from 2008–2009.

David earned his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School where he was awarded the Dean’s Scholarship from 2005–2008. He received his A.B., cum laude, in Politics from Princeton University.


  • State of Texas
  • State of New York
  • Not admitted in Virginia


  • Dallas Bar Association, Member
  • Dallas Young Lawyer’s Association, Member
  • Human Rights Initiative of North Texas, Board Member
  • Educational Opportunities Charity, Board Member


  • Co-Author, “How To Position Your Company To Address Supply Chain Disruptions,” Chief Executive Magazine (April 24, 2020)
  • Co-Author, “Much of What You Learned About Personal Jurisdiction Is Now (Probably) Wrong,” Dallas Bar Association Headnotes (September 25, 2017)
  • “Insurance Considerations in Tort Cases,” Dallas Bar Association Headnotes (April 2017)
  • Co-Author, “Silence In An Arbitration Clause Is Not Golden,” Texas Lawyer (November 16, 2015)
  • Co-Author, “Tips on Effectively Preparing and Presenting 30(b)(6) Witnesses,” Dallas Bar Association Headnotes (September 2012)


The University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 2008, cum laude)

Princeton University (A.B., 2004, cum laude)


Barbara M.G. Lynn, U.S. District Court, N.D. of Texas (2008 – 2009)