HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (March 29, 2023) – Womble Bond Dickinson announced today that David Vance Lucas has joined the Huntsville office as a partner in the Corporate & Securities group. Lucas has over three decades of experience advising publicly traded and privately held technology providers on intellectual property, international trade, and complex litigation matters. He accumulated much of this experience while serving as general counsel for Intergraph Corporation, a global technology company, and later a clinical laboratory software company.
Lucas joins the firm from Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, where he led their International practice group. Also joining Womble from the same firm is corporate associate Andrew Tuggle. Tuggle focuses his practice on international trade and guides clients through government regulations of cybersecurity, experts, and cross-border transactions.
“David is a key addition to our Huntsville office and adds immediate depth to our Global Business and Government Contracts & International Trade teams,” said Corporate & Securities Practice Group Leader Jamie J. Francis. “His wealth of knowledge – particularly related to the intersection of business, technology, and the law – will be incredibly valuable to our clients in the U.S. and around the world.”
“David is a key addition to our Huntsville office and adds immediate depth to our Global Business and Government Contracts & International Trade teams. His wealth of knowledge – particularly related to the intersection of business, technology, and the law – will be incredibly valuable to our clients in the U.S. and around the world.”
Lucas has extensive experience in a variety of U.S. and foreign compliance environments, including foreign direct investment, export control, data protection, privacy, and special security requirements. He has protected, licensed, and litigated intellectual property rights throughout the U.S., U.K., and Europe and regularly advises private and public companies on the creation, implementation, and execution of strategic plans for intellectual property. He has also held U.S. secret clearance, essential for certain specialized government matters, including mitigation of Foreign Ownership Control and Influence (FOCI) and Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).
Lucas is a contributing author and frequent speaker for legal and business organizations, including the American Bar Association, American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association, Alabama State Bar, American Legal Media, Federal Bar Association, Federal Circuit Bar Association, and the University of Alabama School of Law. He earned his B.S. in commerce and business administration and J.D. from the University of Alabama.