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David Isaak

Smyser Kaplan & Veselka LLP - Houston

David Isaak - Smyser Kaplan & Veselka LLP
  • Bank of America Center
  • Houston, Texas, USA
  • TX 77002

Profile submitted by David Isaak

Practice Areas

White-Collar Crime, Government Investigations, and Parallel Civil-Criminal Proceedings

Professional Memberships

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, American Bar Association, White Collar Crime Regional Subcommittee Co-Chair 2010-2015; Federal Bar Association, Vice President for the Southern District of Texas Chapter; Criminal Justice Act Panel for the Southern District of Texas.


Law Clerk, Hon. Thomas R. Phillips, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Texas 1999-2000; Baker Botts LLP, 2000-2005; Gerger & Clarke, 2005-2014; Smyser Kaplan & Veselka, L.L.P., Partner, 2015-Present


"FCPA Compliance—Navigating the Minefield of Intermediaries,” 17 Currents: Journal of International Law 22 (Winter 2008)


University of Texas Law School, JD with highest honors, 1999, Grand Chancellor, Order of the Coif, Editorial Board and Articles Editor, Texas Law Review; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, M.A., English, with honors, 1996; The University of North Dakota, B.A., English, summa cum laude, 1994; Married to Laurel Isaak; son Jonah (15), daughters Audrey (18) and Anna (6).