David Berke


800 Wilshire Boulevard

Suite 1550

Los Angeles, CA 90017

T: 213-404-0245




  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California


  • California State Bar


  • University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, JD, 2003, Moot Court Honors


David is a capable litigator with substantial complex litigation experience, including but not limited to legal malpractice, insurance coverage, commercial and business litigation, and class actions.  He also has experience in the defense of employment, products liability, professional liability, and personal injury matters.  He has handled all phases of such litigation from inception through trial and beyond, including but not limited to pleadings, discovery, hearings, depositions, mediations, appellate briefing, and arbitration/trial.  David prides himself on resolving matters short of trial by way of motion practice and/or settlement.  A representative sample of David’s experience includes:

  • Successfully demurring on behalf of an insurer in a class action lawsuit based upon habitability claims and defending that victory on appeal;
  • Successfully defending before the Ninth Circuit a motion to dismiss granted to an insurer that denied coverage for purported invasion of privacy claims;
  • Obtaining summary judgment for a large multinational law firm based on the mediation privilege in a $20 million dollar action;
  • Representing an attorney in a dispute regarding the failure to pay amounts due under a partially executed finder’s fee agreement between an attorney and a company arranging $100 million dollar loans to the entertainment/motion picture industry;
  • Obtaining reversal of a trial court’s order denying an anti-SLAPP motion based upon allegations that the defendant encouraged another to file litigation;
  • Representing a corporation’s owner in state and federal actions seeking to hold owner personally responsible for corporate debts (pierce the corporate veil);
  • Representing a Fortune 500 employer in a high profile claim against former employees that allegedly: (1) solicited fellow employees for their new business while still employed, and (2) stole trade secrets and proprietary information; and
  • Representing an engineering company in an employment discrimination claim based on company’s alleged age and race discrimination.