Danny David

Department Chair - Litigation (Firmwide) Partner

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"Danny David brings his "acute understanding of the law" to bear in a range of securities lawsuits. His recent work includes advising companies on challenges to M&A transactions and allegations of breach of fiduciary duty. One impressed client says: "He is highly intelligent, articulate and thoughtful in his recommendations. He produces detailed, well-supported work products.""

Chambers USA 2019

Danny David is Co-Chair of the firm's Litigation Department and a member of the firm's Executive Committee. He has extensive experience trying across a wide range of securities and shareholder cases in Texas, Delaware, and across the United States.

"Danny David is specialized in securities litigation. He regularly represents companies and directors in securities class actions and fiduciary duty lawsuits. One client reports: "He is an outstanding attorney, knowledgeable, well spoken and intuitive. He keeps clients apprised and is friendly, professional and proactive. He is highly engaged with clients.""

Chambers USA 2018

Mr. David routinely represents companies and their officers and directors in securities class actions, fiduciary duty lawsuits, shareholder demands, and suits challenging mergers. Since 2009, he has worked on litigation related to over 50 mergers with an aggregate transaction value of over $200 billion. Mr. David frequently represents special committees and audit committees in connection with investigations, governance issues, and derivative litigation. He also advises private equity in activist situations, proxy fights, and special situations. Mr. David has served as lead trial counsel in complex civil litigation in courts across the nation.

"Danny David is a securities litigator with a growing reputation in the space, following his work in disputes involving securities class actions, shareholder M&A cases and derivative actions. “He really got us out of the fire on a deal; to him it wasn't just an engagement, it was something he had to win and he did so convincingly,” highlights one source, while another focuses in on his impressive ability to “distill and articulate the merits of our defense.”"

Chambers USA 2017

Mr. David has a followership among directors and officers across industry -- energy and power, technology, asset management and private equity, and hedge funds -- not only in Texas, but also in California, New York, and Delaware.

Mr. David is routinely called upon for his courtroom acumen as a first-chair trial lawyer. Earlier this year, he received dismissal of a multi-forum shareholder suit against IDEV, Inc. in the Delaware Court of Chancery and argued that case in September 2019 before the Delaware Supreme Court in October 2019. He also received dismissal of a succession of securities lawsuits in multiple jurisdictions including the Southern District of New York. He is currently defending the appeal.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. David was an associate with McKinsey & Company, where he focused on issues relating to corporate strategy for clients in the energy industry.

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