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David is certified as a specialist in Appellate Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. He is counsel in Reed Smith's Appellate Group, where he focuses on civil appeals, writs, and complex law and motion matters in state and federal courts. His work has spanned numerous substantive areas, including product liability, class action, employment, lender/borrower, trade secret, consumer fraud and unfair competition, real estate, administrative law, and general commercial disputes. He has filed briefs and/or argued matters in the majority of federal and California state appellate courts, as well as state appellate courts in New York, Illinois, Washington, Hawaii, Minnesota, New Mexico, and Idaho.

Awards & Recognition

  • 2016 - Northern California SuperLawyer in Appellate Practice


  • Loyola Law School, 1998, J.D., Loyola Law Review, Staff and Articles Editor, 1996 - 1998
  • Loyola Marymount University, 1993, B.A., History

  • California

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Tenth Circuit
  • All Federal Courts - California
  • All State Courts - California

  • Bar Association of San Francisco, Appellate Practice Section, Chair (2016-present) and Vice-Chair (2012-2014)
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI), Appellate Section, Pro Bono Subcommittee, Chair (2010-11)
  • Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area
  • Filipino Bar Association of Northern California