David Elson

David Elson’s practice focuses on public law, administrative and elections litigation, complex civil and criminal commercial litigation, and governmental investigations. He has represented educational, financial, and healthcare institutions, major corporations and corporate officers, high profile public officials and political candidates, as well as witnesses in federal and state regulatory, grand jury and other investigative proceedings. His clients have ranged from Sambo’s Restaurants and Gold Bond Ice Cream to actress Priscilla Barnes, the Lotus Formula One Racing Team, Los Angeles Airways and Mitsubishi, and include the Los Angeles Unified School District, Azusa Pacific University, The East Los Angeles Community Union (TELACU), and Delaware North Companies.

Mr. Elson oversees the firm’s pro bono activities, which include the representation of a broad range of non-profit and charitable organizations.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Litigation and 2) Environmental and Toxic Torts
Law School Stanford Law School, (J.D., 1970)
Education Occidental College (B.A., 1967)
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association
Most recent firm Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP
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