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David J. Ball
David Ball is a senior litigation associate in Bracewell & Giuliani's New York office. His practice covers all aspects of commercial civil litigation, with a focus on securities, finance, RMBS and other mortgage-related litigation, including class action litigation involving those areas, as well as bankruptcy litigation and federal and state court appeals. Mr. Ball also has experience representing individuals and companies in FINRA disciplinary proceedings and conducting internal investigations for individuals, international banks and hedge funds. He has successfully guided both plaintiffs and defendants through all phases of litigation, from motion practice and discovery, through trial and appeals. In addition, he has authored numerous trial and appellate briefs, including appellate briefs to the New York State Court of Appeals and various federal circuit courts.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Ball clerked for the Hon. William C. Conner of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and the Hon. Monroe G. McKay of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. In addition, Mr. Ball worked in the Litigation and International Litigation and Arbitration Groups at Skadden Arps in New York.
Served as lead associate in defending global bank in class action litigation arising out of statutory non judicial foreclosure practices.
Served as primary associate representing a director and officer sued as part of an ERISA class action claim.
Represented an international banking group in obtaining a favorable pre-trial settlement arising out of the disputed reorganization of structured financial product insurer as lead associate and primary client and opposing counsel contact.
Defended a leading securities broker-dealer in a FINRA disciplinary proceeding and secured a favorable pre-hearing settlement as lead associate.
Second chaired a bankruptcy valuation trial for second lien lenders and defeated the debtors’ proposed valuation.
Served as lead associate in federal court appeal for a global bank in state-wide, consolidated foreclosure actions and obtained reversal of lower court decision.
Acted as lead associate in internet taxation case in the New York Court of Appeals.
Defended a prominent hedge fund as lead associate in a Delaware state court action concerning a distressed-debt investment, and succeeded in negotiating a favorable settlement.
Conducted an internal investigation into potential international and domestic securities law violations for global investment bank and resolved SEC inquiries as lead associate.
Publications and Speeches
Note, Toss the Travaux? Application of the Fourth Geneva Convention to the Middle East Conflict - A Modern (Re)Assessment, 79 N.Y.U. Law Rev. 990, 2004.
J.D., cum laude, New York University School of Law, 2004
B.A., cum laude, Tufts University, 2000
District of Columbia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York