David Ross’ legal practice focuses on energy law, offshore and onshore mineral rights, oil and gas exploration and production contracts, and related litigation. With 13 years of service as a manager in U.S. government, he has first-hand experience in many matters related to defense contracting, budgeting, and business development related to federal contracts.
While a student at Tulane Law School, David served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Tulane Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property and was awarded Tulane’s Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award. He also volunteered as a law clerk for the local U.S. Attorney’s Office, and for two judges at the local U.S. District Court.
Prior to attending law school, David served on active duty as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, completing several overseas and domestic assignments. In 2008, he was selected for accelerated promotion to the rank of Major in the Marine Corps Reserve. He was recalled to active duty in November 2010, and spent seven months in Southwestern Afghanistan directing a $50 million training program for the Afghan National Army and the Afghan National Police. He recently graduated from the Marine Corps Command and Staff College, and continues to serve in the Marine Corps Reserve.
David holds a M.A. in Managerial Economics from the University of Oklahoma, and a B.S. in Applied Biology from the Georgia Institute of Technology. As an undergraduate, David studied viral and bacterial DNA at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, where he was granted partial authorship of a paper published in The Journal of Clinical Microbiology.
Published Works & Presentations:
- “Leveraging Federal Programs to Boost Local Innovation and Encourage Venture Capital Investment: Considering the Small Business Innovation Development Act and Derivative State-level Incentives, with Specific Implications for Innovators and Legislators in Louisiana and the Southern States,” Tulane Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property, Vol. 11, Fall 2008
- American Bar Association
- Federal Bar Association
- Professional Landmen’s Association of New Orleans (PLANO)
- Abeona House Child Discovery Center - Former President of the Board of Directors