David Genender - McDermott Will & Emery


David Genender represents companies in high-stakes litigation. An experienced first-chair trial lawyer, he has represented clients in the energy, technology, private equity, professional services, real estate, and life sciences industries in disputes including trade secret misappropriation, patent infringement, antitrust, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, environmental, product liability, post-acquisition accounting, royalty, and toxic tort matters in addition to typical breach of contract and commercial fraud cases. He has also handled class actions and multi-district litigation. In addition to representing clients in disputes, David counsels clients regarding dispute resolution agreements, risk management, and other matters designed to minimize litigation risk and/or exposure.

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  • Represented an international energy company in a tortious interference and licensing dispute in arbitration and received full award of damages for client with take-nothing award for opposing party*
  • Represented an international energy company in a patent infringement litigation relating to downhole devices and received an eight-figure jury verdict*
  • Represented an international energy company in an investigation of misappropriation of trade secrets claims and received full award in arbitration against disloyal fiduciary*

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  • Benchmark Litigation, Texas Local Litigation Star, 2010 to 2022
  • Thomson Reuters, Texas Super Lawyer, 2003 to 2020


  • Dallas Bar Association, member
  • Texas Bar Association, member


The University of Texas School of Law, JD, Order of the Coif, 1994
Princeton University, BA, cum laude, 1990


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