David Genender represents plaintiffs and defendants in civil disputes relating to the energy, technology, private equity, professional services, real estate, and life sciences industries. Since beginning his career at Baker Botts in 1994, he has handled a wide variety of civil disputes, including misappropriation of trade secrets, patent infringement, antitrust, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, environmental, product liability, post-acquisition accounting, royalty, and toxic tort matters. He has represented clients in class actions and multi-district litigation. In addition to representing clients in disputes, Mr. Genender routinely counsels clients regarding dispute resolution agreements, risk management, and other matters designed to minimize litigation risk and/or exposure.
Mr. Genender has served as first-chair trial counsel in federal and state courts as well as in arbitrations. Notable trial and arbitrations include a bet-the-company private equity arbitration in New York, an energy patent infringement jury trial, an arbitration against a former employee seeking forfeiture and damages in Oklahoma, and a trial against an institutional investor's partner for breach of contract and defense of dozens of counterclaims in state court in Houston. Mr. Genender has prosecuted appeals before state appellate courts in Texas and New York and before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.
Mr. Genender has presented on topics including the CPA Witness in the COVID-10 Era, Is the Reptile Slithering Into Your Commercial Case, Reasonable Certainty and the AICPA Practice Aid, Staff Counsel, Lawsuit Economics, Electronic Discovery, and Best Practices for Minimizing Litigation Risk.