David L. Peavler
April 19, 2016
David L. Peavler is Associate Director of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Fort Worth Regional Office, where he heads the agency’s enforcement efforts in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Kansas.
During his SEC tenure, Mr. Peavler has led a number of significant investigations, including the Seaboard Corporation case, where the SEC first established its corporate cooperation guidance; the Royal Dutch Shell action, in which the SEC obtained a $120 million penalty for Shell’s 4.5 billion barrel proved reserves overstatement; the i2 Technologies case, involving a billion dollar software revenue overstatement; the ArthroCare Corp. medical products accounting fraud case; the $100 million Millennium Bank international Ponzi scheme case; the Life Partners life settlements accounting and disclosure case; and the KBR whistleblower protections case.
Before joining the SEC, Mr. Peavler was a partner in the trial section of Locke Liddell (now Locke Lord), where he primarily represented major accounting firms in auditing malpractice and securities class actions, and was in-house with Phillips Petroleum Company and ConocoPhillips, handling general corporate and transactional matters.
Mr. Peavler received his law degree from the University of Texas and his undergraduate degree in accounting and economics from Baylor University.