David has over 5 years of experience litigating complex disputes on behalf of sophisticated clients. Prior to joining Catanese & Wells in 2015, David worked at prominent mid-sized law firms in the San Francisco Bay Area defending privately held businesses, banks, law firms and high net worth individuals in cases involving antitrust, breach of contract, construction, and tort claims. He also handled numerous probate disputes and adversarial bankruptcy proceedings. Now, David primarily represents horse buyers and sellers in equine matters, trustees and beneficiaries in breach of trust actions, and privately held businesses in commercial disputes.
David received his Bachelor of Arts in English from California State University Los Angeles in 2006 and his law degree from UC Hastings College of the Law in 2010. During law school, he was an editor for the UC Hastings Business Law Journal and founder of the Japanese Law Society. He also spent a semester abroad in Hamburg, Germany to study international business law at Germany’s top law school, Bucerius University, and held internships at VF Corporation and Bartko Zankel. He previously served on the Board of Directors for the Asian American Bar Association of Northern California and is currently an active member of the Korean American Bar Association, the Japanese American Bar Association, and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association.