David is a partner in the Insurance Recovery Group. He has represented clients in a variety of industries including manufacturing, oil and gas, financial services, real estate development, electronics, telecommunications, construction and others.
He is listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, named one of the "leading lawyers nationwide," and awarded "Band 1" (highest) rating for insurance in each of its 2004 through 2008 guides. In 2004, David was named California Lawyer of the Year ("CLAY") for Litigation in connection with the work done on behalf of Western Mac Arthur which led to settlements valued at approximately $2.2 billion.
David has represented policyholder clients seeking coverage for securities fraud claims, fiduciary liability claims, subprime mortgage claims, asbestos and other toxic tort related claims, environmental/hazardous waste clean-up claims, product liability claims, first party property claims, professional malpractice claims, construction defect claims, Y2K remediation costs, earthquake damage claims, claims by former employees, and patent infringement claims.
His complex business litigation experience includes a class action against a major technology company under Business and Professions Code § 17200; a worldwide franchise dispute with a major soft drink company; several cases involving complex breach of fiduciary duty claims involving trade secret, copyright and unfair competition issues.