David T. Moran
David Moran is a trial lawyer with more than 30 years’ experience and a track record of achieving results for clients. His national practice is wide ranging, including antitrust, aviation, business, class actions, 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, energy companies, 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. David recently represented Google, J. Crew Group, Murphy USA and other large merchants as opt outs in a major antitrust class action.
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.”
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 record of success in federal and state appeals.
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.
B.B.A., with honors, University of Texas at Austin
J.D., with honors, University of Texas School of Law
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits
United States District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas