David E. Weiss

David E. Weiss



  • University of San Francisco School of Law, 1990, J.D., cum laude, McAuliffe Honor Society, Law Review Staff Member
  • University of California, Berkeley, 1987, B.A.

Professional Admissions / Qualifications

  • California

David is a partner in Reed Smith's Litigation Insurance Recovery Group.

David has been representing corporate policyholders in complex insurance coverage disputes since 1990, from high stakes litigation to providing advice to policyholders with respect to the presentation of claims and the negotiation of settlements. David also assists clients in their procurement of insurance, including the drafting and negotiation of policy language, the review and analysis of insurance policy forms and has assisted corporate clients in providing training to their personnel regarding various insurance issues. David also assists clients in analyzing insurance issues relating to mergers, acquisitions and other corporate transactions.

David represents clients in mortgage insurance litigation, claims and other coverage issues regarding securities violations; products liability; first party property damage and business interruption; cyberliability and data breach; breach of fiduciary duties; interference with contract and prospective economic advantage; environmental liabilities; employee theft; computer crime; mortgage fraud; and wrongful termination, among other things.  David also handles complex litigation outside the insurance recovery area, including commercial contract disputes and disputes regarding indemnification issues.

Employment History

  • 2007 - Reed Smith
    • Former Office Managing Partner - San Francisco 
  • 2003 - Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP
  • 1990 - Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison LLP

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers ™ - 2013 - Present
  • Listed, Super Lawyers of Northern California, 2010 - Present

Notable Quotes

  • 24 December 2014 “Law Firm Leaders See Jumps, Bumps in 2015” The Recorder