David Fuad

Partner

Los Angeles, Santa Monica

Businesses of every size and type turn to David Fuad in times of crisis. Regardless of the facts or legal issues, David transforms complex details into compelling narratives for judges and juries.

Whether representing global leaders like Apple or Silicon Beach startups, David specializes in delivering efficient and favorable results through negotiation, litigation, arbitration, and mediation. He has resolved a wide range of commercial matters, from breach of contract to real estate disputes to trade secret misappropriation. David has also litigated both single-plaintiff and class action employment matters involving wage and hour, misclassification, and discrimination and harassment claims.

In addition to his busy legal practice, David devotes his energies to pro bono work. He recently helped secure a favorable judgment in a federal civil rights class action, barring indigent criminal defendants unable to pay court-imposed fines and fees from being jailed in a system that was described as a “modern-day debtors' prison.”

While attending law school, David served as an extern for two Los Angeles Superior Court judges and was a member of the Loyola Entertainment Law Review.

  • Commercial

    • Representing a group of investors in a $100M complex arbitration regarding the fair market rent for a premier retail location at San Francisco’s Union Square.
    • Won a complete defense victory at arbitration for a major Los Angeles-based clothing manufacturer, which was in a business dispute with its former designer.
    • On behalf of several Los Angeles-based startups, resolved several commercial disputes for a very small fraction of the demand.
    • Defeated a false advertising class action on behalf of a large multinational nutritional supplement manufacturer. By quickly digging into the scientific elements, was able to align the precise experts to demolish the opponent’s case, and convince them to settle for a tiny amount. 
    • Won a complete defense verdict after a three-week jury trial for leading chemical company Union Carbide: Robbins v. Alco Industries, et al.
    • Won a favorable verdict after a five-week jury trial for an internet technology company. The plaintiff, my client’s competitor, had alleged antitrust, breach of contract, and novel trademark claims: ConsumerInfo.com, Inc. v. One Technologies LP, et al.
    • Advised a large consumer product manufacturer in national and international trademark matters.
    • Advised a local craft brewer in a trademark dispute with a competitor. 
    • Representing a leading investigative and cyber-defense services firm in connection with its litigation and intellectual property disputes. 
    Employment
    • Successfully settled a contentious and multi-million dollar wrongful termination arbitration on behalf of a leading Silicon Valley software company. The former employee had also alleged breach of a stock option agreement.
    • Representing two large fitness studio chains in connection with wage-and-hour class action litigations.
    • Secured a very successful settlement for a major multinational technology company in a dispute against a former employee, who was represented by a very high-profile plaintiff’s firm. 
    • Secured a successful settlement for two large consumer product manufacturers in nationwide federal wage-and-hour class actions. 
    • Within a month, successfully resolved a trade secret dispute on behalf of a Silicon Valley semiconductor manufacturer: Lam Research Corp. v. Belfor, et al.

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