Biography

David Moran is a trial lawyer with more than 30 years’ experience with a track record of achieving results for clients. His national practice is wide ranging, including antitrust, aviation, business, class action, defamation, insurance, and intellectual property matters. He is also the managing partner of the firm’s Dallas office.

David’s success as a trial lawyer is built upon sound judgment that comes from three decades of experience and his commitment to finding solutions that achieve his clients’ goals; this inevitably means formulating and executing the best strategy for success. Success comes in the form of a favorable pre-trial resolution, a jury verdict, or a win on appeal.

David’s approach to client service emphasizes cooperation, trust, and a commitment to results, efficiency and value. David is always accessible to clients and maintains a focus on understanding, communicating, and exceeding client expectations.

David is particularly experienced in the following areas of practice:

Class Actions/Opt Outs

David has long devoted a significant part of his practice to class actions and complex litigation in numerous state and federal courts throughout the United States. His experience includes significant and successful national counsel representation for major insurers and manufacturers in numerous class actions filed across the country. He is also well versed in MDLs and antitrust class actions. David is also national counsel to other clients, and his practice has called upon him to represent clients in more than 25 states, including Florida, California, New York, and Illinois. David recently represented Google Inc., J. Crew Group Inc., Murphy USA and others as opt outs in large antitrust class actions.

Insurance

David’s practice has included the full range of insurance issues, including bad faith, coverage, traditional insurance defense, and class actions. His areas of practice have included directors and officers, professional malpractice, aviation defense, liability, property, workers compensation and numerous other specialty areas.

Intellectual Property Litigation

David’s practice has turned to intellectual property matters, including patent, trademark and trade secret matters. In one particularly high-profile action, a Jackson Walker team, including David, successfully defended Google in two nationwide putative class actions concerning its Adwords program. One noted IP commentator declared this win “a major victory” for Google in “high-stakes class action lawsuits.”

Appellate

David has the rare combination of skills that enables him to excel in both trial and appellate work, including a deep knowledge of the law and keen ability to quickly grasp the central issues of a case and communicate them effectively. He has a track record of success in federal and state appeals.

Aviation

David is also seasoned in all aspects of aviation matters, including lead roles as national counsel for aircraft manufacturers in defending wrongful death actions in various states and countries. He also regularly counsels airports and is experienced in FAA matters.

Practice Experience

Representative Matters

  • First Bank v. Brumitt, 15-844 (Tex. 2017) — (Lead appellate counsel for bank in obtaining reversal of judgment in favor of alleged third-party beneficiary of loan on breach of contract theory).
  • Cameron International Company Ltd. v. Liberty Insurance Underwriters, 15-0891 (Tex. 2016) — (Lead appellate counsel for Liberty in certified question to Texas Supreme Court regarding bad faith claim arising out of Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill).
  • J. Crew Group Inc. v. Visa Inc., (E.D. N.Y. 2015) — Successful representation of J. Crew as opt out in largest antitrust class action.
  • Google Inc. v. Visa Inc., (E.D. N.Y. 2015) — Successful representation of Google as opt out of largest antitrust class action.
  • Wooten v. Safeco Insurance Company, (Cir. Ct. Missouri 2015) — Obtained order of dismissal of putative class action involving labor depreciation.
  • Lowe v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company (W.D. Ark. 2014) – Obtained order of dismissal of putative class action involving labor depreciation.
  • Dunbar v. Google Inc., (E.D. Tex. 2012) — Obtained order for Google denying nationwide class certification involving privacy claims arising out of scanning of Gmail.
  • FPX, LLC v. Google Inc., 276 F.R.D. 543 (E.D. Tex. 2011) — Obtained order for Google denying nationwide class certification involving trademark claims concerning Adwords program and subsequent dismissal.
  • Quixtar, Inc. v. Signature Management Team, LLC, 315 SW.3d 28 (Tex. 2010) — Reversed court of appeals and affirmed forum non conveniens dismissal.
  • Albritton v. Cisco Systems, Inc., (E.D. Tex. 2009) — Obtained favorable ruling on Cisco’s JMOL, leading to settlement of high profile defamation action.
  • Chubb Lloyds Ins. Co v. Miller County, 2010 Ark. 119 (Ark. 2010) — Case of first impression under Arkansas Constitution regarding class action standing.

Community

  • Dallas Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Fellow
  • Aviation Insurance Association, Fellow
  • Appellate Section of the State Bar of Texas, Fellow
  • Dallas Citizens Council
  • Board of Directors of the Dallas Regional Chamber
  • Board of Trustees, The Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas Foundation
  • Board of Directors, Cristo Rey Dallas College Preparatory School

News & Events

  • Attorney News

    53 Jackson Walker Attorneys Named to 2017 ‘Texas Super Lawyers’ List

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  • Attorney News

    Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 94 Jackson Walker Attorneys

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  • Attorney News

    David Moran Joins the Cristo Rey Dallas Board of Directors

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  • Client Results

    Texas Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Jackson Walker Bank Client

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  • Spotlight

    Class Action Report

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  • Attorney News

    Jackson Walker Congratulates its 54 Attorneys Added to ‘2016 Texas Super Lawyers’ List

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  • Attorney News

    David Moran Elected to the Jesuit Foundation’s Board of Trustees

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  • Mentions

    William Hornberger, Wayne Malecha, and David Moran Included in ‘Dallas 500’ List

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  • Events

    Jackson Walker Hosts Luncheon With SMU Law Dean Jennifer Collins

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  • Spotlight

    Jackson Walker Moves Dallas Offices to Arts District

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  • Spotlight

    Jackson Walker Congratulates Its Best Lawyers in America 2016

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  • Spotlight

    Jackson Walker to Serve as a Founding Partner in Cristo Rey Dallas’ Corporate Work Study Program

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  • Press Releases

    Jackson Walker Hosts Inaugural Globalaw Managing Partner Forum

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  • Press Releases

    Jackson Walker Congratulates Its Best Lawyers in America 2015

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  • Press Releases

    Jackson Walker Moving Dallas Offices to Arts District Tower

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  • Publication

    Supreme Court Rules Class Certification Requires Evidence of Damages Supported by a Valid Legal Theory

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  • Press Releases

    Celanese Wins Key Victory In Supply Dispute

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  • Client Results

    Jackson Walker Represents Dallas Regional Chamber in Move to New Downtown Office

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