David Dodds has more than 15 years experience representing corporations and their directors and officers in a wide range of complex commercial lawsuits, including many securities and shareholder suits, class and derivative actions and fiduciary disputes.
David frequently serves as an essential member of the firm’s litigation team in high-stakes, high-profile business cases, such as in the defense of several large-scale securities class actions brought against public companies in varying industry sectors. David has also served on the litigation team of cutting-edge cases such as the first case involving a triggered poison pill in 2009, and a class action seeking to reform structural deficiencies in the Texas foster care system. In addition, he has counseled clients on issues related to securities and shareholder litigation and the proactive mitigation of securities litigation risk.
Aside from his work on behalf of clients of the firm, David has served as a leader in both professional and civic organizations. He is a past chair of the Securities Section of the Dallas Bar Association and a past sub-committee co-chair of the American Bar Association Business Torts Litigation Committee. He is also a member of the Texas Bar Foundation. In addition, David has served as a Trustee of the Dallas Wind Symphony, and he is an alumnus of the Leadership Arts Institute of the Business Council for the Arts.
David has written and spoken on topics related to securities and shareholder litigation, class actions and evidentiary privileges. He has co-authored articles appearing in a wide array of well-known publications including Law 360, Securities Regulation Law Journal, Bloomberg Law Reports, and Class Action Reports.
Before joining Haynes and Boone, David served as a briefing attorney at the First Court of Appeals in Houston. As a briefing attorney, he assisted the Court’s justices in drafting numerous appellate opinions that determined cases involving important civil and criminal legal issues under Texas law.