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David is a member of the Life Sciences Health Industry Group.  He has an international practice representing major pharmaceutical and medical device clients.  His experience includes acting as national, regional and local counsel in mass tort product liability litigations involving prescription drugs and medical devices and managing the defense of class actions alleging violations of state consumer fraud and unfair business practice laws. 


  • Pepperdine University School of Law, 1989, J.D.
  • State University of New York at Albany, 1984, B.A.

  • California

  • U.S. District Court - Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of California

  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • Defense Research Institute
  • American Trial Lawyers Association

Awards & Recognition

  • Honored by the LACBA with the "Benjamin Aranda III Outstanding Public Service Award" for his pro bono work on the AIDS Legal Services Project (2018)
  • Recognized as LMG "Life Sciences Star" (2012 - 2018)
  • Recognized on the Daily Journal's annual list of "Top Verdicts" in California for his victory in Los Angeles in Gisvold v. Merck (2014)
  • Reed Smith's Southern California Pro Bono Honor Roll (2014)
  • Honored by Public Counsel as its Pro Bono "Volunteer of the Year" (2010)