David Lein

Assistant Vice Chancellor & Managing Counsel, Business Law Section

David Lein is an Assistant Vice Chancellor and Managing Counsel for the Business Law section. He and the Business Law section help solve problems related to business disputes and resolution, commercial transactions, contracts, intellectual property, and real estate. They also counsel clients on tax, construction, constitutional, and administrative law.

Before joining the Office of General Counsel, David was a longtime shareholder of Graves, Dougherty, Hearon, & Moody, P.C. He specialized in commercial, constitutional, and administrative litigation. He helped his clients both inside and outside the courtroom, on issues ranging from partnership disputes to professional liability defense, and from free speech to water rights. Before practicing law, David was a law clerk for the late United States District Judge William Wayne Justice. He also consulted for both non-profit and private corporations.

David is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin’s Plan II Honors Program, Harvard Law School, and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He is an adjunct professor at The University of Texas School of Law, has served on the faculty of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, and is a trained mediator.