David T. López
3900 Montrose Boulevard
Houston, TX 77006-4959
After being graduated summa cum laude at the top of his law school class, López was an active litigator, lead lawyer in more than 400 state and federal cases, and recipient in 2007 of the annual Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award from the Texas Bar Foundation. His practice now is limited to domestic and international arbitration and mediation. He also is a consultant for large and complex litigation. His litigation practice was concentrated in employment, labor, higher education and civil rights cases, and he also has had significant experience in various commercial areas. Holder of an undergraduate degree in journalism, before practicing law he was a news reporter and director of press and public relations for an organization with activities throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. He serves as an invited presenter on law and conflict resolution, and has conducted training in Mexico, Peru, Ecuador and Panama. He is active and has held leadership positions in bar associations at the local, state, national and international levels. He is accredited as a mediator by the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR).
Professor of Law, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, 1972-73.
American Bar Association, World Association of Lawyers, Union Internationale des Avocats, International Bar Association, Interamerican Bar Association, U.S. Mexico Bar Association; Fellow, Chartered Inst. of Arbitrators; Advisory Board, Inst. of Transnational Arbitration.
Member, Intl. Centre for Dispute Resolution, American Arbitration Association, JAMS (Former).
43 years as counsel, 20 years as party-appointed, sole, wing and chair.
“ADR in Intl. Employment, Los Angeles County Bar Association, 2006; “Realizing the Promise of Employment Arbitration,” 69 Tex.BarJ. 862 (Oct. 2006); Appeal of Arbitration Awards, Houston Bar Association, 1995; “Employee Rights and Methods of Resolution,” American Association of Indian Engineers, 1997.
“The Future of International Conflicts in Global Commerce,” Association of Attorney Mediators 2007; “Global Mediation,” Houston Bar Section on Dispute Resolution 2019; “Mexico, Saudi Arabia and the European Community–Transnational Aspects of Labor Relations,” Texas Bar Advanced Employment Law Seminar 1994; “Mexican Labor Laws and the Potential for Reform,” 70 Texas Bar Journal 140 (Feb. 2007); “Update on Negotiations of Free Trade Agreements,” ABA Center for American and International Law 2005