David C. Lawrence

Austin

Shareholder

303 Colorado Street
Suite 2600
Austin, TX 78701-3924

O: 512.391.6100
D: 512.391.6111
E: dlawrence@munsch.com

David’s legal practice focuses on intellectual property litigation and complex commercial litigation, including trade secret disputes, patent, trademark and copyright infringement, consumer class actions, antitrust actions, complex contract disputes, business torts, products liability and other civil litigation matters.

David represents clients in both bench and jury trials before state and federal courts, as well as in arbitration. He has extensive experience in all areas of litigation, including investigating and preparing case filings, conducting hearings on dispositive motions, taking and defending fact and expert depositions, drafting motions and briefs, preparing cases for trial and trying cases. David also handles appellate matters in the Texas Courts of Appeals, the Texas Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Tenth Circuits and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Before joining Munsch Hardt, David practiced in the Complex Commercial Litigation and Intellectual Property Litigation Sections at an international law firm in Austin.

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin
    • With honors
  • Juris Doctor from The University of Texas School of Law
    • With honors

AWARDS & HONORS

  • Thomson Reuters - Rising Stars (2012-2016)

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Tenth Circuits
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas

 

 

Mr. Lawrence has represented a wide array of clients in the medical device, financial services, telecommunications, and computer hardware and software industries, involved in intellectual property, complex commercial and class action disputes, including the following:

Intellectual Property Experience

  • Represented a global medical device manufacturer in patent infringement litigation involving spinal implants (District of Colorado)
  • Represented a global medical device manufacturer in patent infringement litigation involving aspiration catheter technology (Western District of Texas)
  • Represented one of the largest banks in the United States in patent infringement litigation relating to online banking technology (Western District of Texas)
  • Represented a managed services security company prosecuting copyright, trademark and trade dress claims against a competitor (Northern District of Texas)
  • Represented a leading provider of clinical trial acceleration services and oncology drug development consulting products defending against copyright infringement claims (Northern District of Texas)
  • Represented a neurosurgeon prosecuting trade-secret and correction-of-inventorship claims against one of the largest privately held medical device companies in the United States (Eastern District of Texas)
  • Represented a start-up company prosecuting correction-of-inventorship claims (Northern District of Texas)
  • Represented a manufacturer of microprocessors defending allegations of misappropriation of trade secrets (Western District of Texas)

Complex Commercial Litigation Experience

  • Represented a telecommunications technology company defending against allegations of fraud (Northern District of Indiana)
  • Represented a global medical device manufacturer defending antitrust claims (District of Colorado)
  • Represented one of the largest online directory services prosecuting claims of fraud, conspiracy and RICO violations (Northern District of Texas)
  • Represented one of the largest global financial services companies prosecuting contract claims (American Arbitration Association)
  • Represented a global medical device manufacturer involved in a contract dispute with a former supplier (American Arbitration Association)
  • Represented a publicly held medical malpractice insurer prosecuting claims for violations of nonsolicitation and noncompetition agreements (Travis County District Court)
  • Represented one of the largest global retailers prosecuting misappropriation of trade secret claims (Travis County District Court)
  • Represented a private equity fund defending against fraud and assisting breach of fiduciary duty claims (Harris County District Court)
  • Represented a leading chemical company in litigation relating to a failed acquisition (Harris County District Court)
  • Represented a broadcasting company in litigation relating to a failed acquisition (Dallas County District Court)

Class Action Experience

  • Represented one of the largest global computer companies defending against several nationwide and statewide consumer class actions involving allegations of defective component devices and deceptive trade practices (Texas, California and Oklahoma state courts)
  • Represented one of the largest global computer companies defending against a nationwide consumer class action involving allegations of defective products and deceptive trade practices (Northern District of California)
  • Represented a global software company defending against a nationwide consumer class action involving allegations of defective software (Northern District of Georgia)
  • Represented a national law firm defending against a class action involving aiding and abetting and conspiracy claims (Northern District of Texas)
  • Represented a leasing company defending against a nationwide class action involving allegations of deceptive trade practices (Eastern District of Texas)

  • Austin Bar Association
    • Sports and Entertainment Law Section (Co-Founder and Treasurer, 2013-Present)
    • Leadership Academy (Class of 2013)
  • Austin Partners in Education (Volunteer, 2007-2010)
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association (Chair of Trial Academy, 2013)
  • HeartGift Foundation (2011-Present)
  • Leadership Austin (Emerge Program, 2008)
  • Robert W. Calvert Inn of Court (Barrister, 2013-Present)
  • State Bar of Texas (2003-Present)
    • Pro Bono College (2007-Present)
  • Texas Bar Foundation (Fellow, 2013-Present)
  • The University of Texas Center for Professional Development (Adjunct Instructor, 2011-2012)