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M. David Bryant, Jr. Senior Counsel

Areas of Practice

Industries

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1975
  • California, 1977

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas

Education

Harvard Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 1975

University of North Texas, B.A., 1972

David Bryant has prosecuted and defended high-profile cases throughout the country. He advises clients on financial fraud and bankruptcy-related litigation, securities and corporate governance matters, technology and real estate litigation, and all areas of business dispute practice. David served as general counsel for Perot Systems Corporation and represented Ross Perot in connection with numerous litigation and non-litigation matters.

Experience

Lead Counsel in Agriculture Industry Litigation – Nevada
David served as lead counsel for a post-confirmation bankruptcy trustee in extensive litigation relating to the agriculture industry in Las Vegas.

Lead Counsel in Marine Construction Industry – Mississippi
David was lead counsel for a post-confirmation bankruptcy trustee in major litigation in Mississippi arising out of a failed merger in the marine and offshore equipment construction industry.

Federal Land Bank Association of South Alabama FCLA v. H & H Worldwide Financial Services, Inc.
David recovered judgment after U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas trial in 2009 in a complex financial institution case involving fraud in real estate loans.

In re The Heritage Organization, LLC
David represented the trustee of a post-confirmation trust in a two-week U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas trial in 2009 in alleged fraudulent and preferential transfers.

In re Huffy Corp.
David represented the trustee in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio, 358 B.R. 724 (Bkr. S.D. Ohio 2006) for a post-confirmation recovery trust in litigation against former officers and related entities asserting claims for breach of fiduciary duties.

In re AgriBiotech, Inc.
David represented the trustee of a post-confirmation litigation trust in claims against former directors and officers, auditors, and law firms. The client recovered settlements and a judgment after U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nevada, 319 B.R. 207 (Bkr. D. Nev. 2004) trial for almost $15 million against a former officer for preferential transfers.

Bourke v. Western Business Products, Inc.
David obtained a jury verdict and a judgment for actual and exemplary damages in an Oklahoma case, 120 P.3d 876 (Okla. App. 2002) involving claims of breach of a stock purchase contract and breach of related employment agreements.

Memberships & Involvement

  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of California
  • The American Law Institute

Community/Civic Activities

  • Austin College, Sherman, Texas, Senior Trustee
  • The Landrum Company, Columbia, Missouri, Director and Chairman of Corporate Governance Committee
  • Landmark Bank, N.A., Columbia, Missouri, Director
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Peer Review Rating
  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Commercial Litigation, 2013-Present. Copyright 2015 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC