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David L. Wallach (Dave)


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  • University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law (J.D. 2004; American Jurisprudence Award in Constitutional Law; Law Review); Colorado College (B.A. magna cum laude 2000 with distinction in Philosophy)

Bar Admissions

  • California

David Wallach represents clients in international arbitration and litigation of complex commercial and construction disputes. He has worked in a broad array of industries, including oil and gas, agriculture, retail, and pharmaceuticals. David has handled matters arising from projects in Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America and is skilled at working with local experts and counsel in cross-border disputes to navigate difficult issues of foreign law and procedure.

David's litigation practice focuses on commercial disputes relating to events in non-U.S. countries. He is experienced in defending against claims under the Alien Tort Statute, the Torture Victim Protection Act, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and state tort and competition laws. David is also experienced in seeking and opposing discovery in the United States under 28 U.S.C. § 1782 for use in foreign litigation and international arbitration.

David is a member of the International Law Section of the San Francisco Bar Association and a frequent author on international law issues.

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