David Sterling is an exceptional litigator in the securities space with an aptitude for high-stakes 10b-5 class actions, as well as derivative lawsuits and suits challenging mergers. Interviewees highlight him as ‘the gold standard’ in securities disputes.
Chambers USA 2017
Mr. Sterling is the former Chair of the firmwide Litigation Department. Before that, he was the head of the firm's Securities and Shareholder Litigation Group. He principally represents companies and their officers and directors in securities class actions, derivative lawsuits, suits challenging mergers, and in proxy litigation. He also often represents special litigation committees and audit committees in connection with investigations and derivative litigation.
David has been ranked in Band 1 for Securities Litigation (Texas) every year by Chambers USA (2006-2017). In November 2017, The National Law Journal named David to its list of "Litigation Trailblazers" for representing a client in what is considered to be the most widely-followed securities class action in the United States since 1988 (Erica P. John Fund, Inc. v. Halliburton Co.).