Womble Bond Dickinson has announced that David Vance Lucas has joined the Huntsville office as a partner in the Corporate & Securities group. Lucas has over three decades of experience advising publicly traded and privately held technology providers on intellectual property, international trade, and complex litigation matters. He accumulated much of this experience while serving as general counsel for Intergraph Corporation, a global technology company, and later a clinical laboratory software company.
Lucas joins the firm from Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, where he led their International practice group. Also joining Womble from the same firm is corporate associate Andrew Tuggle. Tuggle focuses his practice on international trade and guides clients through government regulations of cybersecurity, experts, and cross-border transactions.
Lucas has extensive experience in a variety of U.S. and foreign compliance environments, including foreign direct investment, export control, data protection, privacy, and special security requirements. He has protected, licensed, and litigated intellectual property rights throughout the U.S., U.K., and Europe and regularly advises private and public companies on the creation, implementation, and execution of strategic plans for intellectual property. He has also held U.S. secret clearance, essential for certain specialized government matters, including mitigation of Foreign Ownership Control and Influence (FOCI) and Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).