David López


San Antonio

Practice Areas



David has been a partner at CCN since 2017, and Leader of the Litigation practice, his practice is focused on complex cross-border litigation, involving proceedings pending simultaneously in American and Mexican courts.

He has been responsible for litigation in contractual matters, tort claims and Intellectual Property matters, among others.

David is rated AV 5.0 Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell and also practices as an expert witness in Mexican law in US courts, having testified in Mexican law in more than 130 cases in the United States during the last 20 years.

Additional He is a co-author of the book Mexican Law (Oxford 2004).


  • J.D. cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1988
  • Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service, Georgetown University, 1985


  • Partner, Pulman, Cappuccio, Pullen, Benson & Jones, 2008-2017
  • Partner, Davis, Cedillo & Mendoza, 2003- 2007
    • Of Counsel, 2001 – 2002
    • Senior Litigation Associate, 1992- 1993
  • Corporate Litigation Associate, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, 1990 – 1992

Professional Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of California
  • Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
  • Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Life Fellow, San Antonio Bar Foundation
  • Co-Chair, Subcommittee on NAFTA, American Bar Association
  • Chair, Section on North American Cooperation, AALS
  • Member, National Association of College and University Attorneys
  • Chief Coodinator, ABA Conference on “Practicing Law in the Era of NAFTA
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