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David R. McAtee II

Term: 2014 —2017

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David R. McAtee II joined AT&T on January 1, 2012.  Prior to joining AT&T, Mr. McAtee was a partner of Haynes and Boone, LLP, an Am Law 100 firm based in Dallas, Texas.  At Haynes and Boone, he specialized in complex litigation matters, antitrust, and government investigations, and served in a variety of leadership roles, including Administrative Partner of the firm’s Dallas office. 

Mr. McAtee began his legal career as Senior Law Clerk to United States District Judge Jerry Buchmeyer, then Chief Judge of the Northern District of Texas.  He is a graduate of Duke University, cum laude, and The University of Texas School of Law, where he was an Associate Editor of The Review of Litigation.

Mr. McAtee is a former President of the 22,000-member Texas Young Lawyers Association, 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.  Mr. McAtee has twice received a Presidential Citation by the State Bar of Texas for leadership in the bar, and he has received a Leadership Award from TexasBarCLE for his contributions in support of continuing legal education. 

Locally, Mr. McAtee is a former President of The Dallas Assembly and the Trinity Commons Foundation, the coordinating organization for local, state and federal government initiatives in the $1.5 billion Trinity River Corridor Project in Dallas, Texas.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Methodist Health System and YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas.

Mr. McAtee and his wife, Cristy, have two children, David (6) and Kate (5), who attend Alcuin School in Dallas.