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J. David Bournazian

J. David Bournazian is a trial litigator and trusted advisor, often called upon by some of the largest clients in the world to handle their most difficult and sensitive matters. David is a leader in the boardroom and a fierce advocate in the courtroom when clients face issues found at the intersection of law, business, and innovation.

David is a first-chair litigator and clients depend on his ability to combine thoughtful legal analysis and strategy with an aggressive but practical approach to litigation. David brings a depth of experience in handling highly intricate litigation and business negotiations, and represents national and international clients, including well known and publicly traded companies. Businesses seek out David's assistance in crafting their trial strategies when facing especially difficult litigation.

David is highly experienced in retail disputes and litigation having represented retail clients across numerous business facets with a focus on complex commercial disputes, insurance recovery, class actions, real estate and development litigation, lease disputes, energy and solar power agreements, intellectual property, complex proposition 65 litigation, and supply chain issues.  

David has served as the general counsel for Frank Gehry and Gehry Partners, LLP, one of the most renowned architects in the world, and for a highly successful Fortune 100 international retail and accessories company.

David has also served as lead trial counsel in cases involving business, real estate, class action, insurance recovery, renewable energy, trade secret, complex construction, Proposition 65, corporate, coverage, and employment issues. His complex commercial litigation practice is focused on disputes, with an emphasis on business, class action, real estate, construction, coverage, energy, and ADA challenges.

In the retail and online arena, David has won numerous summary judgment motions for retail clients and has always achieved successful outcomes. He has overseen cutting edge issues and directed highly publicized disputes. David has directed international changes to policies and created novel business practices.

In the energy, real estate, and construction realm, David has represented a wide variety of projects including airports expansions, large retail developments, sports arenas, power plants, hospitals, and mixed-use towers.

In the automotive industry, David has tried and won numerous cases, including class action and breach of warranty claims. David has obtained successful judgments for international automotive companies involving complex litigation venues in multiple jurisdictions.  

David also has wide-ranging experience in class action litigation and regulatory issues regarding consumer products, involving a variety of state, federal and international environmental regulatory issues.

A strong approach in all circumstances, coupled with business savvy and negotiations, can always lead to favorable outcomes.

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  • Finance Management, The White House, Executive Office of the President of the United States, 1989
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