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.
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, 2013–2017
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
- 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