David Newman is an associate in AFRCT’s litigation department.
His practice covers a broad range of state and federal litigation with an emphasis on business and commercial disputes.
While at AFRCT, David has also served as an Adjunct Professor at University of Southern California Law School teaching legal research and writing to first-year law students. He currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at California State University Northridge, teaching several business law courses to undergraduate students.
Prior to joining AFRCT, David was an associate at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP in Los Angeles, where he worked on a variety of business litigation matters involving complex contract transactions, fraud, business torts, unfair competition, wrongful foreclosure, landlord/tenant, and intellectual property.
David received his Juris Doctor from USC Law School in 2006, where he served on the Southern California Law Review. He graduated cum laude from Duke University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Art degree in Philosophy.
During his time at USC, David worked as a research assistant for Professor Mary Dudziak. Professor Dudziak incorporated his research into two books:
- Exporting American Dreams: Thurgood Marshall’s African Journey (Oxford University Press, 2008)
- September 11 in History: A Watershed Moment? (Duke University Press, 2009).
David wrote the cover article, “Out of the Courts,” for the January 2017 edition of Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine. (link)
David enjoys playing golf and tennis, reading spy novels, and watching Duke beat North Carolina.
In his next life, David plans on being the general manager of the Dodgers or Lakers.