David

C. Mattka

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

Overview

David has more than 37 years of experience as a trial lawyer handling complex business disputes. David has served in a number of leadership positions for the Firm, including Managing Shareholder of the Austin office, as a member of the Management Committee, as Section Head of the Business Litigation Group and as a member of our Attorney Compensation Committee.

David’s practice focuses on securities litigation, business tort, contract, director and officer liability, professional malpractice and shareholder derivative actions. David's cases typically involve investment and business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, securitizations, collateralized loan obligations, private equity and hedge funds, partnerships, limited liability companies and joint ventures. David also represents corporate boards, directors and officers, audit committees, special litigation committees and other board committees in internal investigations addressing liability, disclosure, remediation and compliance issues in connection with actual or potential litigation claims.

David has served as lead counsel in more than 30 trials in federal and state courts and arbitrations throughout Texas and across the United States involving complex business disputes in various substantive areas, including corporate and securities, real estate, intellectual property, copyright and trade secrets, franchising, business torts, partnership disputes, antitrust, bankruptcy and banking. 

Education

Admissions

Achievements

  • Austin Business Journal – Best Business Attorneys & Corporate Counsel (2005)
  • Thomson Reuters – Texas Super Lawyers, Business Edition and Corporate Counsel Edition (2008-2010); Texas Super Lawyers (2003-2011, 2017)
  • Memberships

    • Austin Bar Association, Civil Litigation Section
    • Austin Bar Foundation (Founding Life Fellow)
    • State Bar of Texas, Business Litigation and Litigation Sections
    • Texas Bar Foundation (Life Fellow)

Overview

David has more than 37 years of experience as a trial lawyer handling complex business disputes. David has served in a number of leadership positions for the Firm, including Managing Shareholder of the Austin office, as a member of the Management Committee, as Section Head of the Business Litigation Group and as a member of our Attorney Compensation Committee.

David’s practice focuses on securities litigation, business tort, contract, director and officer liability, professional malpractice and shareholder derivative actions. David's cases typically involve investment and business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, securitizations, collateralized loan obligations, private equity and hedge funds, partnerships, limited liability companies and joint ventures. David also represents corporate boards, directors and officers, audit committees, special litigation committees and other board committees in internal investigations addressing liability, disclosure, remediation and compliance issues in connection with actual or potential litigation claims.

David has served as lead counsel in more than 30 trials in federal and state courts and arbitrations throughout Texas and across the United States involving complex business disputes in various substantive areas, including corporate and securities, real estate, intellectual property, copyright and trade secrets, franchising, business torts, partnership disputes, antitrust, bankruptcy and banking. 

Experience

  • Securities Litigation

    Represented the indenture trustee and special servicer in prosecuting claims for breaches of representations and warranties against the originator and issuer of a $1.7 B

  • Fiduciary Litigation

    Represented a Cayman Island investment fund as subordinated noteholder in fiduciary breach claims against the collateral manager concerning the liquidation of a $420 MM

  • Securities Litigation

    Represented an investment fund and affiliated entities in cases filed by investors claiming fraud, fiduciary breaches and conspiracy regarding tax ‘advantaged’ investments.

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