Tel: +1 713-224-4400
Fax: +1 713-224-5153
White Collar and Corporate Investigations
Energy Sector Disputes
Antitrust and Trade Regulation
Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
Fellow, American Board of Criminal Lawyers
Board Member, Texas Appleseed
Member (former), U.S. Magistrate Judge Selection/Review Committee
Member (former), Federal Public Defender Selection Committee in the Southern District of Texas
The State Bar of Texas; United States Courts of Appeals: Fifth Circuit; United States District Courts: Southern District of Texas, Western District of Texas, Northern District of Texas
David is Managing Partner of the Houston office and chair of the Houston White Collar and Corporate Investigations Group.
Freeing an innocent client is a high calling. Over 25 years, David has handled hundreds of investigations, trials, and appeals for individuals and businesses, foreign and domestic, public and private. The biggest victory can be quietly stopping a case, and David has helped clients avoid charges in many DOJ, SEC, and other government investigations. But David is equally known for his courtroom victories in cases involving: antitrust, environmental, securities, immigration, commodities, banking, domestic or foreign bribery, elections, government contracting, and other areas. David also is recruited to try civil cases, often to join or substitute for counsel before trial.
David is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the American Board of Criminal Lawyers and a former Federal Public Defender who has long been listed in “Best Lawyers in America” and “SuperLawyers.” After graduating Yale College and University of Texas Law School, he clerked for two federal judges and practiced for 25 years before starting the Houston office of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan.
Currently represents the rig worker charged criminally in the Deepwater Horizon accident.