David D. Strain

Senior eDiscovery Project Counsel

[email protected]

Washington, D.C.

P: +1.202.639.7907
F: +1.202.585.1030
David Strain Baker Botts Washington

David Strain is a Senior eDiscovery Project Counsel in the Baker Botts Antitrust and Competition Law Practice. In addition to antitrust, he is experienced in intellectual property and trade secrets litigation, securities and commodities enforcement, white collar litigation and international trade matters.

Mr. Strain represents and has counseled clients in complex civil litigation and criminal investigations, involving the SEC, CFTC, OFAC, DOJ and other federal and state regulatory agencies. His representation has spanned a wide variety of market sectors, including utilities, cellular communications, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, surface transportation, mining and oilfield services and financial services.

Previously, Mr. Strain was employed in the defense contracting industry as Facility Security Officer and COMSEC Custodian, where he was responsible for maintaining and implementing policies and procedures related to the handling and storage of classified material and personnel security matters. Mr. Strain has a strong understanding of the requirements set forth in the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM).

Mr. Strain served as a signals intelligence specialist with the U.S. Army from 1985 to 1988.

Related Experience

  • Offshore Hedge Fund - counseled on CFTC registration requirements
  • Electric Utility - represented special committee of the Board of Directors in conducting an internal investigation
  • Major Accounting Firm - managed document review related to internal investigation
  • Cameron International - approval of merger in oilfield services industry
  • Smith International - approval of merger with Schlumberger Ltd in oilfield services industry by DOJ
  • Caterpillar Inc - approval of acquisition of Bucyrus in mining industry by DOJ
  • C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. - defense of leading wholesale grocery supplier in multi-district, class-action litigation involving antitrust claims in the grocery industry
  • Non-public government investigation - representation of amnesty applicant in Federal grand jury price-fixing investigation
  • In re Baseband Processor Chips - defense of infringement claims under Section 337 before the U.S. ITC
  • Major Insurance Company - defense of class action litigation related to Hurricane Katrina insurance coverage
  • SEC and CFTC investigations - represented numerous individuals and corporations in agency investigations, administrative proceedings and civil litigations and SRO actions