David I. Horowitz - Partner

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David I. Horowitz

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Los Angeles
Phone: +1 213-680-8374
Fax: +1 213-680-8500
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Professional Profile

David Horowitz is a litigator with broad experience in complex commercial litigation and arbitration. He has represented and counseled clients in a variety of substantive areas including securities and shareholder litigation, financial services regulation, antitrust and trade regulation, complex bankruptcy litigation, commercial contracts, and consumer class actions.

David has been recognized as a “Rising Star” litigator by Southern California Super Lawyers every year since 2013, and is a member of the group recognized by The Recorder as the Securities Litigation Department of the Year in 2015.

Representative Matters

Financial Services & Securities Litigation

  • Represent investment bank in multiple actions brought by institutional investors alleging federal and state securities law violations arising out of the sale of residential mortgage-backed securities.

  • Represented broker-dealer in breach of contract litigation concerning allocation of shares in an initial public offering.

  • Represented investment bank in regulatory investigation concerning the reporting of securities law violations.

  • Represented broker-dealer in putative class action involving allegations of market manipulation and “naked” short-selling.

  • Represented broker-dealer and investment bank in arbitration brought by former employee claiming wrongful termination, breach of contract, and unjust enrichment.

  • Represented board members in SEC inquiry concerning alleged conflicts of interest.

Antitrust Litigation

  • Represented cable set-top box manufacturer in litigation alleging exclusive dealing and anticompetitive licensing involving interactive program guide technology.

  • Represented foreign airline in putative class action alleging price-fixing for air cargo services.

  • Represented movie studio in antitrust litigation filed by distributor alleging a vertical conspiracy to boycott.

  • Represented credit card network in litigation against rival networks alleging antitrust violations.

Bankruptcy Litigation

  • Represented debtor-in-possession lender to subprime mortgage company in suit brought by trustee alleging fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and aiding and abetting.

  • Represented former CEO of subprime mortgage lender in litigation brought by trustee alleging breach of fiduciary duty and fraudulent conveyances.

  • Represented casino and resort company in litigation brought by creditor alleging actual and constructive fraudulent conveyances.

  • Represented bank holding company in litigation with government agency concerning the allocation of refunds under a tax sharing agreement.

Complex Commercial Litigation

  • Represented government contractor in breach of contract litigation concerning the provision of electronic warfare equipment.

  • Represented satellite manufacturer in contract dispute concerning failed satellite launch.

  • Represented auction company and its directors and officers in breach of contract litigation alleging alter ego claims.

  • Represented purchaser of coal mine in breach of contract litigation over failed purchase.

Memberships & Affiliations

Los Angeles County Bar Association

American Bar Association, Litigation Section

Association of Business Trial Lawyers

Other Distinctions

“Rising Star” Southern California Super Lawyers, 2013-2015


Horowitz, David I. and Leaf, Paul J., “The Internal Affairs Doctrine Versus A Conflicting Contractual Choice of Law Provision,” BNA Insights (Vol. 10, No. 43) November 2, 2012.


Panelist, “Loan Related Disputes: MBS, CLOs and Other Acronyms,” NERA Economic Consulting’s 2014 Finance, Law & Economics Securities Litigation Seminar, July 2014.


Second Circuit Court of Appeals

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

Central District of California

Southern District of New York

Eastern District of New York

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