David Baay represents the energy and healthcare industry in commercial litigation. His clients include multinational oil companies, drilling contractors, pipeline operators, oilfield service companies and multi-commodity traders. David also has significant experience defending healthcare corporations involved in commercial disputes and administrative proceedings.
With trial and arbitration experience that spans the past 15 years, David represents multinational oil and gas companies, drilling contractors, pipeline operators and multi-commodity traders in high stakes litigation and other crisis situations. He was part of the team that represented Transocean Deepwater Drilling, Inc. in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill litigation. He initially served on Transocean's internal investigation team, helping to direct efforts related to the forensic examination of the blowout preventer. He handled interaction with the governmental agencies involved in the forensic examination and led efforts to secure a neutral testing site for the blowout preventer, all in a politically charged atmosphere. David also helped to coordinate discovery efforts in this MDL proceeding that encompassed hundreds of fact and expert witness discovery and depositions. David has also represented various energy companies, as both plaintiffs and defendants, in matters involving millions of dollars in potential exposure. He has deep experience advising clients on conducting pre-suit investigations assembled for the purpose of determining root cause and advising the client on impending litigation exposure.
Sutherland pursues successful pipeline insurance claims following a volcanic eruption that damaged client's equipment.
Sutherland wins personal injury suit for an international air carrier under Montreal Convention.
Prosecuted product liability claims on behalf of an international offshore drilling company involved in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Awards and Rankings
Selected for inclusion among Texas Super Lawyers (2014-2015)
Selected for inclusion among Texas Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” (2006, 2012-2013)
•Crisis Response & Incident Investigation