David Taubenfeld


Education and Clerkships

B.A., Pomona College, 1982

J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 1985, Leading Articles Editor, Southwestern Law Review



Court Admissions

United States Supreme Court

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit






David Taubenfeld represents policyholders in every kind of dispute they may have with their insurers. He finds coverage where others may not look, and he attempts to secure coverage for his clients through negotiation and diplomacy before litigation becomes necessary. When litigation becomes necessary, he litigates aggressively, always with the goal of securing coverage for his clients quickly and economically. He has secured millions of dollars in coverage for his clients through negotiation and litigation.

David represents corporate and individual insureds in coverage and bad-faith lawsuits and arbitrations against insurance carriers under Directors' and Officers' Liability, First Party Property/Business Interruption, Errors and Omissions, Professional Liability, General Liability, Fidelity Surety Bonds, Performance and Payment, Primary, Excess, and Umbrella insurance policies.

David also litigates construction matters for architects, engineers, contractors and owners. He litigates both the construction disputes themselves and any insurance coverage matters related to his construction work.

David is AV® Peer Review Rated Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell® Law Directory. David was included in The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., for Insurance Law, 2013-2018. David was also named "Appellate Lawyer of the Week" by Texas Lawyer, ALM Media Properties, LLC, December 2, 2013.


Best Lawyers

Haynes and Boone Featured in Best Lawyers in America 2018

Best Lawyers in America, an annual referral guide listing outstanding lawyers throughout the U.S., has recognized 107 Haynes and Boone lawyers across 56 practice areas in its 2018 edition.

Published by Woodward/White, Inc. in August 2017

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • “Insuring International and Cross Border M&A Transactions: Assessing the Dynamics of Insuring Global M&A Risk, With a Focus on Market Outlook, Complications, and Key Considerations,” speaker, National Advanced Forum on M & A Liability, New York, October 26, 2016.
  • "Beyond Reps and Warranties Insurance: A Deeper Dive into Other Transactional Insurance Products, Including Tax Liability, Contingent Liability, and Environmental Policies, How They Facilitate M&A Deals, and Issues that are Unique to These Products," speaker, ACI Transactional Insurance Forum, New York, June 29, 2016.
  • "Fundamentals of Construction Contracts: Understanding the Issues," speaker, Lorman Education Seminars, July 27, 2011.
  • "Joint Defense Agreements: How To Make Them and How To Break Them"
  • "Disputes Between Insurance Carriers and Agents"


Haynes and Boone Advises Rmax Operating in Sale to Sika

A team of Haynes and Boone lawyers from three offices advised Rmax Operating, LLC, a market leader in building insulation technology for more than 37 years, in its agreement to be sold to Sika Corporation.

Professional and Community Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • RIMS (Associate Member)

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