"Danny is the quintessential stand-up, first-chair trial lawyer. He is relentless and has a track record of victories to prove it. He has excellent judgment, an impressive work ethic and loves to win."
Chambers USA 2023
Danny David is Managing Partner of Baker Botts and leads the firm's Executive Committee, guiding the strategic direction and growth of the firm.
Danny maintains an active practice, representing companies and their officers and directors in securities class actions, fiduciary duty lawsuits, shareholder demands, and suits challenging mergers, and is a Chambers Band 1-ranked lawyer. Over the last ten years, he has worked on litigation related to over 50 mergers with an aggregate transaction value of over $200 billion. Danny 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.
Danny is routinely called upon for his courtroom acumen as a first-chair trial lawyer. He has served as lead trial counsel in complex civil litigation in courts across the nation and has extensive experience trying a wide range of commercial and securities and shareholder cases in Texas, Delaware, California, and New York.
"He is highly intelligent, tenacious, and unyielding in pursuit of our interests. He is 'on' 24/7, and outstanding across the board. He has an insatiable appetite for winning."
Chambers USA 2023
Danny served as Co-Chair of the firm's Litigation Department from 2019-2023, and prior to that, Danny led the firm's Shareholder and Securities Litigation Practice.
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.