David R. McAtee II

Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel AT&T, Inc.

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David R. McAtee II

David R. McAtee II

Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel
AT&T, Inc.

David McAtee is responsible for all legal matters at AT&T. He was appointed General Counsel in October 2015.

David joined AT&T in January 2012 as senior vice president and assistant general counsel. Prior to that, he was a partner of Haynes and Boone, LLP, an Am Law 100 firm based in Dallas, where he specialized in complex litigation matters, antitrust, and government investigations. Prior to joining Haynes and Boone, David was senior law clerk to U.S. District Judge Jerry Buchmeyer, then Chief Judge of the Northern District of Texas.

David is a former executive committee member of the State Bar of Texas, chair of the Board of Editors of the Texas Bar Journal, and chair of the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation. He has twice received a Presidential Citation by the State Bar of Texas for leadership in the bar and received a Leadership Award from TexasBarCLE for his contributions in support of continuing legal education.

David currently serves on the board of directors of St. Mark’s School of Texas, Methodist Health System, and the National Center for State Courts. He also is a Commissioner of the Texas Access to Justice Commission and a Trustee of The University of Texas Law School Foundation. In 2019, David received the J. Chrys Dougherty Good Apple Award from Texas Appleseed in recognition of his commitment to the community, his leadership in the bar, and his philanthropic impact. Under his leadership, the AT&T Legal Department was named Best Legal Department of 2019 by Corporate Counsel Magazine.

Born in Dallas, Texas, David graduated from Duke University with honors and from The University of Texas School of Law, where he was an associate editor of The Review of Litigation.