David Baay is the head of the Eversheds Sutherland (US) Energy Litigation team, where he represents the energy industry in commercial litigation. His clients include multinational oil companies, drilling contractors, pipeline operators, oilfield service companies, and multi-commodity traders. With trial and arbitration experience spanning the past 20 years, David represents his clients in high stakes litigation and other crisis situations. He takes pride in finding creative solutions to his clients’ problems.
David was part of the team that represented Transocean Deepwater Drilling, Inc., in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill litigation. He initially served on Transocean’s internal investigation team, helping to direct efforts related to the forensic examination of the blowout preventer. He handled interactions with the governmental agencies involved in the forensic examination and led efforts to secure a neutral testing site for the blowout preventer, all in a politically charged atmosphere. David also helped to coordinate discovery efforts in this MDL proceeding that encompassed hundreds of fact and expert witnesses’ discovery and depositions.
David has also represented various energy companies, as both plaintiffs and defendants, in matters involving millions of dollars in potential exposure. He has deep experience advising clients on conducting pre-suit investigations assembled for the purpose of determining root cause and advising the client on impending litigation exposure.