Magistrate Judge David Horan is the Northern District’s newest Magistrate Judge, having taken the bench in late 2012. Prior to his selection as a Magistrate Judge, Judge Horan was a partner with Jones Day’s Dallas office.
Judge Horan granted in 1996 from the University of Notre Dame (B.A. in Government and Philosophy, summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa) and received his J.D. from Yale Law School in 2000. At Yale, Judge Horan was the Book Reviews Editor on the Law Journal.
At Jones Day, Judge Horan focused on appellate litigation and analyzing and briefing complex issues before federal and state courts at all levels. He conducted oral arguments before the United States Supreme Court (Gould v. United States), federal and state courts of appeals, and federal trial courts. He led Jones Day’s Issues & Appeals Practice in its Dallas office, and was named a Texas Super Lawyers “Rising Star” from 2005-2012.