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About David

David Springer serves as counsel to companies and financial institutions seeking resolution to their business disputes or responding to cybersecurity incidents. He represents clients in diverse matters including securities litigation, government investigations, cybersecurity incidents, and other complex commercial disputes.

Before joining Bracewell, David was a law clerk to Justice Jeff Brown of the Supreme Court of Texas. In law school, he was a member of the Texas Law Review editorial board. Prior to practicing law, David had a career in counterterrorism and intelligence, having served in various roles at the National Counterterrorism Center and the Defense Intelligence Agency in Washington and abroad. Those roles included work on matters related to cyber security. He is the recipient of multiple awards, including the Defense Intelligence Agency Civilian Combat Service Award and the National Counterterrorism Center Director's Award for his outstanding performance while leading a counterterrorism planning effort.


Recent Notable Matters

Investment bank — advised on all aspects of cyber incident response, including incident reporting best practices with regulators, law enforcement, business partners, and individuals

Major energy company — cyber incident response

Publicly traded oil & gas entity — secured partial dismissal of federal Exchange Act claims brought in putative class action

Technology company — obtained a favorable outcome for client at arbitration arising out of international supply chain dispute

Small-business owner — defended against federal conspiracy and criminal tax charges; tried case to verdict in federal jury trial (second chair)

Executive — negotiated plea agreement for international executive charged by the U.S. Justice Department with FCPA violations

Publicly-traded technology company — assisted with response to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission investigation

Private technology company — finalized and secured settlement agreement related to shareholder derivative lawsuit

Publications and Speeches

"Only You Can Prevent Cyber-attacks: How to Spot Fires and Put Them Out," The Bond Buyer, March 26, 2018.



The University of Texas School of Law,
Johns Hopkins University,
The George Washington University,

Bar Admissions

New York



SolarWinds Breach Could Reshape Cybersecurity Practices

December 30, 2020
Austin American-Statesman

Austin’s SolarWinds at Center of National Security Breach

December 15, 2020
Austin American-Statesman



Spotlight on Public Finance, Spring 2019

Featured Articles: Hackers Continue to Target Public Sector Entities; Credit Ratings and Infrastructure at Risk,
Negotiating Your “Standard” Construction Contract



Supreme Court of Texas
Law Clerk, 2016 – 2017
University of Texas School of Law
Texas Law Review
Notes Editor; Permanent President of the Class of 2016
National Counterterrorism Center Director’s Award
National Intelligence Exceptional Achievement Medal
Defense Intelligence Agency Civilian Combat Service Award


Past Events

Understanding Cyber Threats Webinar

- Webinar -
May 16, 2019