David Bryce’s practice is concentrated on commercial litigation. He has experience working on trial and appellate matters in Texas state court and federal court. His trial level experience includes successfully defending a publicly-traded exploration and development company in a $1.2 billion lawsuit alleging fraud and conspiracy in the farmout of several offshore leases (case settled shortly before trial for defendant’s cost of defense) and successfully defending a logistical solutions company in a $20 million lawsuit alleging breach of contract and fraud in the construction of temporary housing following Hurricane Katrina (obtained seven-figure settlement from third-party defendant, and, shortly before trial, settled plaintiff’s claims for cost of defense). His appellate experience includes the preparation of amicus briefs for a publicly-traded pipeline company and a national trade association in respective appeals before the Supreme Court of Texas.
In addition to his litigation practice, David assists clients in various corporate matters, including regulatory compliance, where his experience includes advising clients on regulatory matters relating to oil and gas operations in the Gulf of Mexico and advising clients on environmental liability issues. David also has experience with eminent domain issues arising from the construction of common-carrier pipelines.
Published Works & Presentations:
- Pipeline Gathering in an Unbundled World: How FERC’s Response to Spin Down Threatens Competition in the Natural Gas Industry (Minnesota Law Review, Vol. 89)
- Pitfalls to be Avoided in Drafting: Select Issues under Texas Law and Louisiana Law, 59th Annual Institute on Mineral Law, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, 2012
- State Bar of Texas
- Houston Bar Association
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