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David L. Wallach - San Francisco, CA

555 California Street26th Floor San Francisco, CA 94104

Updated: 11/19/2013

San Francisco Trial Practice Lawyer


Dave Wallach focuses his practice on complex civil litigation and international litigation and arbitration. He has experience in all aspects of discovery, motion, and appellate practice in federal and state courts. His recent litigation experience includes defending against claims under the Alien Tort Statute, Torture Victim Protection Act, RICO, and California tort and unfair competition law.

Dave's pro bono practice focuses on prisoners' rights litigation under 42 U.S.C.1983.

About David L. Wallach

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Associate

Practice Areas

  • Trial Practice
  • Global Disputes
  • Business and Tort Litigation (USA)

Representative Cases

  • Chevron obtains defense victory in highly publicized Nigerian human rights case (2009)
  • Minister and putative class of inmates represented in religious discrimination case (2006)


Bar Admissions

  • California


  • University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, Berkeley, California, 2004
    Honors: American Jurisprudence Award in Constitutional Law
    Law Review: Law Review,
  • Colorado College, 2000
    Honors: magna cum laude
    Honors: with Distinction in Philosophy


Published Works

  • Pleading State of Mind after Ashcroft v. Iqbal, Financial Fraud Law Report., 2009
  • Ashcroft v. Iqbal: Taking Twombly a Step Further, GCP Magazine, 2009
  • Ashcroft v. Iqbal: The New Federal Pleading Standard, 2009

Office Information


555 California Street26th Floor San Francisco, CA 94104


  • (415) 875-5700

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