Baylor University Names David Harper to Board of Regents


Haynes and Boone, LLP partner David Harper has been named to Baylor University’s Board of Regents, the official governing body of Baylor University.

A Baylor graduate with a long tenure of service to the university, Mr. Harper has been elected to serve a minimum three-year term.

Mr. Harper is an 18-year Haynes and Boone veteran. He co-chairs the firm's litigation section which includes the intellectual property, business, and insurance coverage litigation and appellate practices in Dallas, Fort Worth and New York. In his practice, he has had broad business litigation experience with a particular emphasis on intellectual property litigation, covering trademarks and domain names, software, copyrights, trade secrets and patents.

Mr. Harper handles a variety of technology-related disputes and represents media and entertainment companies in matters including claims of libel and invasion of privacy, licensing and publishing and distribution disputes. His other business litigation and arbitration experience covers a wide array of industries and issues such as real estate, financial services and manufacturing.

After earning his undergraduate degree summa cum laude at Baylor, Mr. Harper attended Harvard Law School. He currently serves as president of the Harvard Law School Association of Texas. He is also currently serving as the chairman of the deacons at Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas and will become president of the church’s trustees later this year.

Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international corporate law firm with offices in Texas, New York, California, Washington, D.C., Mexico City and Moscow, providing a full spectrum of legal services. With almost 550 attorneys, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest law firms in the nation by The National Law Journal. The firm has been recognized as one of the "Best Corporate Law Firms in America" (Corporate Board Member Magazine, 2001-2009), as one of "The Best 20 Law Firms to Work For" (, 2008), and as a Top 100 law firm for both diversity (MultiCultural Law Magazine, 2009) and women (Women 3.0, 2008).

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