David

C. Lawrence

Shareholder
303 Colorado Street, Suite 2600
Austin, TX 78701-3924

Overview

David’s practice focuses on intellectual property litigation and complex commercial litigation, including trade secret disputes, patent, trademark and copyright infringements, 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 arbitrations. 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 of an international law firm in Austin.

Education

Admissions

Achievements

  • Thomson Reuters – Texas Rising Stars (2012-2017)
  • Clerkship

    • The Honorable Justice Mack Kidd, Texas Court of Appeals for the Third District (Judicial Intern)
  • Memberships

    • Austin Bar Association, Entertainment and Sports Law Section (Co-Founder and Treasurer, 2013-2015); Leadership Academy (Class of 2013)
    • Austin Partners in Education (Volunteer, 2007-2010)
    • Austin Young Lawyers Association (Chair of Trial Academy, 2013)
    • HeartGift Foundation (2011-2013)
    • 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)

Overview

David’s practice focuses on intellectual property litigation and complex commercial litigation, including trade secret disputes, patent, trademark and copyright infringements, 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 arbitrations. 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 of an international law firm in Austin.

Experience

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:

  • Patent Litigation

    Represented a global medical device manufacturer in patent infringement litigation involving spinal implants (District of Colorado).

  • Patent Litigation

    Represented a global medical device manufacturer in patent infringement litigation involving aspiration catheter technology (Western District of Texas).

  • Patent Litigation

    Represented one of the largest banks in the United States in patent infringement litigation relating to online banking technology (Western District of Texas).

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