JD 2006 - University of Southern California
BA 2003 - Duke University
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. He is admitted to practice in all California state and federal courts, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Immigration Court. In 2014, 2015, and 2016, David was named as a “Rising Star” in the national publication Super Lawyers magazine.
While at AFRCT, David has served as an Adjunct Professor at University of Southern California Law School teaching legal research and writing to first-year law students. In addition, since 2013, he has served as an Adjunct Professor at California State University, Northridge teaching several undergraduate business law courses.
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 graduated cum laude from Duke University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Art degree in Philosophy. He received his Juris Doctor from USC Law School in 2006, where he served on the Southern California Law Review. 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).
In January 2017, David wrote the lead story and cover article for Los Angeles Lawyer magazine entitled “Out of the Courts.”
David enjoys playing golf and tennis, reading spy novels, and watching the Duke basketball team beat North Carolina. In his next life, David plans on being the general manager of the Dodgers or Lakers.