David A.


David Baay represents the energy and healthcare industry in commercial litigation. His clients include multinational oil companies, drilling contractors, pipeline operators, oilfield service companies and multi-commodity traders. David also has significant experience defending healthcare corporations involved in commercial disputes and administrative proceedings.

David has significant trial and arbitration experience. Over the past several years, he helped to coordinate discovery efforts in an MDL proceeding that encompassed hundreds of fact and expert witness discovery and depositions. In those same proceedings, David served as a member of our client’s internal investigation team with a focus on the forensic investigation related to the blowout preventer and the associated well-control equipment. He has deep experience advising clients on conducting pre-suit investigations assembled for the purpose of determining root cause and advising the client on impending litigation exposure.

Awards and Rankings

Selected for inclusion among Texas Super Lawyers® (2014)

Selected for inclusion among Texas Super Lawyers® “Rising Stars” (2006, 2012-2013)

Professional Activities

Member, Litigation Section, Houston Bar Association
Elder, Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church
Member, American Bar Association
Member, State Bar of Texas
Member, International Association of Drilling Contractors

  • J.D., Southern Methodist University School of Law
  • B.A., Vanderbilt University
Bar Admissions
  • Texas

Our Story

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is an international law firm helping the Fortune 100, industry leaders, sector innovators and business entrepreneurs solve their biggest challenges and reach their business goals. Dedicated to unfaltering excellence in client service, we are known for our business savvy and industry intelligence, providing creative and custom solutions for each of our clients. Industry and business experience makes the difference for our clients.

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