David A. Baay: Lawyer with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

David A. Baay

David A. Baay

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Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Energy Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Maritime & Shipping
  • Natural Gas
  • Crisis Management
  • Commodities Enforcement & Investigations
Contact InfoTelephone: 713.470.6112
Fax: 713-654-1301
University Vanderbilt University, B.A.
Law SchoolSouthern Methodist University School of Law, J.D.
Admitted2000, Texas

Professional Activities

Member, Litigation Section, Houston Bar Association
Elder, Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church
Member, American Bar Association
Member, State Bar of Texas
Member, International Association of Drilling Contractors


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.

David has significant trial and arbitration experience. Over the past several years, he helped to coordinate discovery efforts in an MDL proceeding that encompassed hundreds of fact and expert witness discovery and depositions. In those same proceedings, David served as a member of our client's internal investigation team with a focus on the forensic investigation related to the blowout preventer and the associated well-control equipment. 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.

Selected Experience

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)

Selected for inclusion among Texas Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” (2006, 2012-2013)

Client Tools

•Crisis Response & Incident Investigation


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Proposed Changes to Proposition 65: What It Means for Texas Businesses
David A. Baay,Maryann B. Zaki, March 24, 2015
If you’ve been to California recently, you likely returned with a heightened awareness of the dangers present in the products you consume and use on a daily basis. That is because in California, Proposition 65 requires businesses to notify California citizens about significant amounts of...
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David A. Baay

1001 Fannin Street, Suite 3700
HoustonTX 77002-6760


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