David Vance Lucas

Legal Assistant
Hannah Hisaw
P: 256.517.5182 hhisaw@bradley.com

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.

Notable Matters
  • Represented Cimarron Composites, a U.S. designer and manufacturer of carbon fiber composite pressurized vessels, on diligence, submissions and approvals involving the Directorate of Defense Trade Control, Office of Foreign Asset Control, the Department of Treasury, Department of Commerce, Department of Defense, National Aeronautics and Space Administration and Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States required for Cimarron’s sale to Hanwha Solutions (a South Korean conglomerate).
  • 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, including required CFIUS and FOCI clearances.
  • 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.