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David Shank



David Shank ranked in Chambers USA Guide David Shank is a commercial trial lawyer who represents plaintiffs and defendants in high-stakes disputes before federal courts, state courts, and arbitration panels around the country. David represents clients in a wide range of disputes, including those involving trade-secret misappropriation, securities fraud, class actions, and even rare and valuable art. He has extensive experience examining and cross-examining key witnesses at trial, and successfully arguing dispositive and many other motions in court. In addition to work at the trial level, David also has experience handling appeals for his clients.

Prior to joining Scott Douglass & McConnico in August 2015, David practiced with Susman Godfrey L.L.P. Before entering private practice, David served as a law clerk to Judge Barbara M.G. Lynn of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D., with honors, 2010
    • Articles Editor, Texas Law Review
    • Order of the Coif
    • Teaching Quizmaster
    • National Champion, 18th Annual Duberstein Moot Court Competition
  • Trinity University, B.A., Economics, Political Science, and Middle Eastern Studies (triple major), 2006


  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas
  • United States Courts of Appeals for Third, Fifth, and Eleventh Circuits

  • Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Member, Austin Bar Association, Civil Litigation Section
  • Member, Austin Young Lawyers Association

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