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 also has an active pro bono practice. Most recently, he has successfully represented multiple LGBT asylum seekers fleeing persecution in their home countries. In addition, Public Counsel’s Consumer Law Project awarded David its 2016 Public Counsel Pro Bono Award for his successful representation of several foreign students in a lawsuit against a U.S.-based flight school.

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.


Thought Leadership


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.


“Rising Star” Southern California Super Lawyers, 2013–2019

Public Counsel Pro Bono Award Recipient, 2016

Memberships & Affiliations

Los Angeles County Bar Association

American Bar Association, Litigation Section

Association of Business Trial Lawyers


Admissions & Qualifications

  • California
  • New York


  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York


  • The George Washington University Law SchoolJ.D.with Honors2004

    Associate, The George Washington University Law Review

    Henry R. Berger Award (excellence in tort law)

  • American UniversityB.S.B.A., Business Administrationcum laude2001