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.