DAVID L. ANDERSON has been described in the legal press as a “talented trial lawyer” who “does well with jurors and boards of directors.” Twice he has been named in Law360 as “a litigator you fear going up against in court.” For more than two decades, Dave has dedicated himself to the needs of his clients in their most important civil and criminal cases.
Dave represents both individual and corporate clients. He has represented AT&T, Bank of the West, Chevron, Duke Energy, Dynegy, Facebook, Flextronics, Genentech, Juniper Networks, Marvell, STMicroelectronics, Union Bank of California and Wells Fargo in significant and sensitive matters for those clients. Just as importantly to him, he has defended the reputations, livelihoods and freedom of the individuals who have entrusted him with their representation.
Dave’s recent cases reflect the breadth of his practice. In 2014, he successfully concluded a multi-year defense of Europe’s largest semiconductor company in a civil patent case. In 2013, he successfully defended the CEO of a prominent political organization in a criminal investigation that the government described as the “largest case of campaign money laundering in California history.” Currently he represents plaintiff G. William “Billy” Hunter in civil litigation against the National Basketball Players Association. Other cases have involved accounting, antitrust, healthcare, securities disclosures, securities trading and trade secrets.
Earlier in his career, Dave served for six years as a federal prosecutor. In United States v. Gregory L. Reyes, Dave prosecuted the only Silicon Valley CEO convicted of stock-options backdating. The New York Times described the Reyes case as the “the most notable conviction from this era.” In United States v. Charles W. McCall, Dave prosecuted the board chairman of a well-known public company in a case described in the Los Angeles Times as “one of the largest financial crimes ever investigated by the FBI and Securities and Exchange Commission.” For two years, Dave served as First Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California with responsibility for all criminal, civil and tax cases brought by or against the federal government in San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland.
At the start of his career, Dave served as a law clerk to Justice Anthony M. Kennedy of the United States Supreme Court. He also clerked for Chief Judge J. Clifford Wallace of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and Judge George H. Aldrich of the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands.
Dave has been recognized by Chambers and Partners in California Litigation: White Collar,The Best Lawyers in America in White Collar, Benchmark Litigation in General Commercial and White Collar, and the International Who’s Who in Business Crime Defense. He has been named by the law firm associate website Above the Law as one of the top partners to work for in California. His recent public speaking includes presentations at the American Bar Association’s National White Collar Conference on March 6, 2014, UC-Berkeley Law School on December 1, 2014, and the Bar Association of San Francisco on May 4, 2015.