Executive Bios

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 to his position in October 2015.

David previously served as Senior Associate General Counsel with legal responsibility for all non-HR litigation matters and all antitrust issues.

David joined AT&T in January 2012 as Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel. Prior to joining AT&T, he was a partner of Haynes and Boone, LLP, an Am Law 100 firm based in Dallas, Texas, where he specialized in complex litigation matters, antitrust, and government investigations, and was the Administrative Partner of the firm’s Dallas office. Prior to joining Haynes and Boone, David was Senior Law Clerk to United States District Judge Jerry Buchmeyer, then Chief Judge of the Northern District of Texas.

David 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. 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 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 St. Mark’s School of Texas, Methodist Health System, and the Alcuin School.

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