Overview

David Klein’s practice includes litigation before federal and state courts, arbitration, and private mediation. David has experience in a variety of matters, including disputes involving entertainment, breach of contract, unfair competition, trade secrets, copyright, and trademark.

David also devotes a portion of his practice to pro bono matters. He has played an integral role on Kirkland teams in two groundbreaking cases involving education policy, one of which resulted in a California court becoming the first in the U.S. to verify a “parent trigger” petition to authorize parents to take control of an underperforming school in Southern California.

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Thought Leadership

Publications

"Crafting Separate Statements in Motions for Summary Judgment," Los Angeles Lawyer, December 2018

"Incontestability Clauses and Profit Participation Claims," Daily Journal, December 2017

Memberships & Affiliations

American Bar Association

Association of Business Trial Lawyers

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2010California

Courts

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California

Education

  • University of California, Los Angeles, School of LawJ.D.2010

    Moot Court Honors Program

    Roscoe Pound Moot Court Tournament Semi-Finalist

    Comments Editor, Journal of International Law and Foreign Affairs

  • University of California, Santa BarbaraB.A., Political Science & Historywith Distinction in Political Science, with Highest Honors2007

    College Honors

    Academic Excellence Award