As an associate (and then counsel) at the law firm Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer Feld,... more
As an associate (and then counsel) at the law firm Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer Feld, I worked on mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings reporting, pharmacy law and general corporate, commercial and contractual matters (six years). Since leaving Akin Gump to go in-house with a client, H-E-B (Senior Managing Counsel Director of Compliance), I have added Corporate Compliance Ethics to m... view profile
Despitea perfect score (50) on the Wonderlic Contemporary Cognitive Ability Test, Mr.... more
Despitea perfect score (50) on the Wonderlic Contemporary Cognitive Ability Test, Mr. Barranco was not draftedinto theNFL.His football career over, David nowpractices law and mentors gifted children in San Antonio, Texas.
Antitrust and trade lawyers have experience with regulations governing what businesses can and cannot do in attempting to gain a competitive edge. Antitrust laws prohibit one company from controlling or monopolizing the market for goods or services. A famous example is the government's case against Microsoft for allegedly bundling its Internet Explorer web browser with Windows software in an attempt to dominate the Internet browser market space. Trade laws deal with practices like stealing proprietary data or mailing lists, spreading false rumors about a product, or pricing a product below cost to lure another company's customers. Claims of unfair competition (gaining customers at the expense of a competitor) can be expensive for everyone involved. Antitrust and trade attorneys can defend you against these claims, or provide support if you are the victim of unfair competition.