David has obtained numerous multi-million dollar judgments and defense verdicts at trial and arbitration for his clients. He has been the lead lawyer on multiple appeals in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the California Courts of Appeal, and the California and Nevada Supreme Courts. His technology cases have involved patented laser systems, patented e-commerce systems, multi-point video conferencing methods, military flight simulation software, and the national missile defense system. David regularly tries cases when reasonable settlement value is not available.
Before starting his own firm, David practiced in the business litigation departments of two national law firms, Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison and Shearman & Sterling. He has been recognized by his peers as a SuperLawyer in business litigation every year from 2009 through 2016 and 2019-2021. He received a B.S. in physics from UCLA and a J.D. from Cornell University, where he was an editor on the International Law Review.
David is often brought into cases shortly before trial where experienced trial counsel is needed. David has tried or arbitrated more than 45 cases to conclusion and won more than 90% of them.
United States Supreme Court
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
All California State Courts
Central District of California
Northern District of California
Southern District of California
Eastern District of California
Cornell University (1985) J.D.
UCLA (1982) B.S., Physics