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Gibbs & Bruns LLP
SUITE 5300
United States


Associate, Gibbs & Bruns LLP


David Sheeren focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation.

David is a member of the Gibbs & Bruns team that has recovered over $16 billion for investors in Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities (RMBS).

Prior to law school, David worked in the securities and finance practice of NERA Economic Consulting.


David was named by Legal 500 a “Next Generation Partner” in Securities Litigation: Plaintiff, 2020; and recommended in Securities Litigation: Plaintiff, 2015-2020.  He was named a “Texas Rising Star” by Thomson Reuters’ Texas Super Lawyers, 2017-2020; and was featured in Texas Lawyer’s “Lawyers on the Rise,” 2017.


Harvard Law School, J.D., 2011 Program on International Financial Systems Prize, 2010 Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Executive Editor University of Pennsylvania, B.A., summa cum laude, 2006

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > Securities litigation: plaintiff

(Next Generation Partners)

David SheerenGibbs & Bruns LLP

Gibbs & Bruns LLP in Houston is a litigation boutique focused on high-stakes commercial litigation, particularly in the banking, energy, technology, and financial services sectors. The firm, which handles both plaintiff and defense work, has a strong record of success in securities cases against banks relating to mortgage-backed securities, some of which remain pending. It is currently pursuing a $242m settlement for a legacy RMBS deal sponsored by First Franklin / Merrill Lynch. Kathy Patrick and up-and-coming partner David Sheeren , who jointly lead the practice, are handling the case for investment managers PIMCO and TCW. They are also handling disputes on behalf of financial institutions arising from the distribution of a $2.4bn settlement awarded against Lehman Brothers for its role in RMBS transactions.

United States > Dispute resolution > General commercial disputes

Gibbs & Bruns LLP in Houston is a boutique law firm which specialises in commercial disputes, in particular in the banking, energy, technology, and financial services sectors. The team is well-positioned to act for defendants and plaintiffs in a wide range of topics. Robin Gibbs impresses with longstanding experience as a trial lawyer. Kathy Patrick recently was part of a team that reached a $4.5bn settlement with JPMorgan on behalf of 21 institutional investor clients. Barrett Reasoner has know-how prosecuting energy client disputes and leads the practice with Gibbs and Patrick. Brian Ross  is particularly experience in the oil and gas sector and also covers force majeure cases. Securities-specialist Sam Cruse, energy and construction advisor Ayesha Najam and David Sheeren are also noted. Ross MacDonald made partner in October 2021.