Texas Lawyer
 has honored Gibbs & Bruns associate David Sheeren in its 2017 “Lawyers on the Rise” special feature, highlighting top lawyers in Texas under the age of 40.

This recognition is presented as part of Texas Lawyer’s annual “Professional Excellence Awards.”  Profiles of all 2017 honorees will be published in the September issue of Texas Lawyer magazine and a special ceremony will be held in Dallas on September 6, 2017.

About David Sheeren

David Sheeren focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on securities, structured finance, and energy disputes.  For six years, he has been the lead Associate on the Gibbs & Bruns team that has recovered over $16 billion for investors in Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities (RMBS).  The firm’s investor clients include some of the world’s largest institutional investors, including PIMCO, BlackRock, MetLife, Goldman Sachs Asset Management, TIAA, and Invesco.  For those and other clients, David has tried several cases, regularly deposes fact and expert witnesses, and has successfully briefed and argued key motions and appeals in state and federal courts in Texas and New York.

David’s other recent matters include a vigorously-contested course of litigation for Vantage Drilling Company and the prosecution of fraud and warranty claims against Flowserve, in a case that settled one week into a federal jury trial in January 2017.

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

Pro Bono and Civil Work

David, along with others from Gibbs & Bruns, was appointed by Judge Sim Lake to represent a prisoner in a Section 1983 civil rights case against the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for wrongful denial of medical treatment.  Outside of his law practice, David volunteers with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic charity.


Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2011

  • Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Executive Editor
  • Program on International Financial Systems Prize

University of Pennsylvania, B.A., summa cum laude, 2006

  • Economics and International Relations, Minor in Mathematics
  • College Alumni Society Prize in International Relations


Named in Legal 500, Recommended in Securities Litigation – Plaintiff, 2015-2017
Named a “Texas Rising Star” by Thomson Reuters’ Texas Super Lawyers, 2017