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Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

David Vance Lucas

David Vance Lucas



  • International and Cross Border
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation
  • Cybersecurity and Privacy

WSG Practice Industries


WSG Leadership

Compliance Group
Emerging Leaders Group
Intellectual Property Group
Mergers & Acquisitions Group
Public Procurement Group
WSG Coronavirus Task Force Group
Trade and Investment Group
Group Leader

David Lucas provides legal strategy for technology and business. He applies legal, technological and operational experience to craft strategic advice on a variety of intellectual property, international trade and complex litigation matters.

David accumulated much of his experience as general counsel for Intergraph Corporation, an international technology company. In recent years, he expanded his experience into the burgeoning biotech industry as general counsel for a clinical laboratory software company and as a member of the HudsonAlpha Foundation Board.

David is also a contributing author to various legal publications, and presenter for 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.

For over two decades, David has utilized his experience and legal acumen to advise CEOs, COOs and boards of directors (public and private) on an array of legal, compliance and operational issues.

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 1987
  • Georgia, 2015
  • Texas, 2003

Court Admissions
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas


  • University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 1987, Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society, J.A. Campbell Moot Court Board, Phi Delta Phi
  • University of Alabama, B.S., 1984, Associate Justice, University Disciplinary Committee; Justice, Student Court; Alumni Affairs Director, Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity
Areas of Practice

International and Cross Border | Intellectual Property | Litigation | Cybersecurity and Privacy | Emerging Growth Companies | Government Contracts

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

•Represented Intergraph in its $1.3 billion public sale to Texas Pacific Group, Hellman & Friedman, and JMI Equity.
•Represented Intergraph in its $2.125 billion sale to Hexagon Group AB.
•Intergraph Corp. v. Intel Corp., United States District Court, N.D. Alabama, Northeastern Division (March 10, 2000; 88 F.Supp.2d 1288)
•Represented CFD Research Corporation in the negotiation and sale of its “Piloted Airblast Lean Direct Fuel Injector” (US Patent No. 6,272,840) to Rolls-Royce, which enables significantly lower aircraft gas turbine engine emissions while generating greater performance and efficiency.

Professional Activities and Experience

Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Intergraph Corporation


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