Los Angeles; Santa Monica
David Fuad is an accomplished trial lawyer and litigation advisor who serves as the firm’s Los Angeles Office Leader and co-leads associate assignments on commercial disputes—providing a full perspective on Orrick’s dispute resolution platform and extensive insight into nationwide and niche juror, jurisdictional, case management, and trial trends.
Market leaders rely on David to handle their business-critical disputes. Setting him apart, David excels at breaking down highly technical details for juries at trial, innovates in strategic, big-picture thinking as part of national counsel representations, and thrives under pressure, nimbly adapting to changing landscapes as contentious matters and client business goals evolve.
In trial, litigation, arbitration or mediation, David delivers efficient and favorable results aligned with clients’ business objectives. From health and safety mass tort litigation for the NCAA, to complex, multimillion-dollar international breach of contract claims and countersuits for a global television manufacturer, to high-stakes, precedent-setting employment victories for Oracle, David handles a range of commercial disputes. David was named a “Litigator of the Week” by American Lawyer for achieving a complete defense verdict in a precedent-setting jury trial, and has been named a “Litigator of the Week” Runner-Up twice for securing defense verdicts, including in a $100 million negligence action. In addition to these recognitions from American Lawyer, David was also named to The Recorder's list of Lawyers on the Fast Track in California.
Not all disputes end up in court. David leverages his extensive courtroom and alternative dispute resolution knowledge to provide invaluable risk mitigation counseling to both established and emerging companies. David serves as a business partner and trusted advisor to ambitious start-ups and high-growth companies—helping these innovative clients see around corners to avoid or reduce potential exposures.
In addition to his legal practice, David is committed to challenging inequities through his pro bono work. For Equal Justice Under Law, he 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.