David Barton Springer

David Barton Springer

  • Adjunct Professor

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David teaches Cybersecurity Law and Policy. He is also Senior Counsel, Cybersecurity at a publicly traded tech company, where he is the primary legal counsel for security and platform abuse issues, and manages the company's global business incident response program. Before that, David was with a global law firm, where he represented clients in diverse matters including securities litigation, government investigations, and cybersecurity counseling. Prior to that, David clerked for Justice Jeff Brown of the Texas Supreme Court.

Before becoming a lawyer, David served as an intelligence officer and counterterrorism strategist. As an officer in the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Directorate for Human Intelligence, he deployed to Afghanistan. He also worked on plans and operations to disrupt terrorist activity at the National Counterterrorism Center.

David studied public policy and international affairs at The George Washington University, earned a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University, and graduated with honors from the University of Texas Law School, where he was on the editorial board of the Texas Law Review.