David Sarfati represents clients in complex and high stakes civil litigation and investigations. His extensive litigation experience includes a broad range of matters, from mass torts and executive compensation disputes, to securities fraud and insider trading claims. In his criminal practice, Mr. Sarfati has represented major financial institutions in government investigations and has successfully persuaded federal and state investigators to not pursue litigation or criminal charges against his clients.

Mr. Sarfati has trial and arbitration experience, including successfully defending a pharmaceutical company from a $50 Billion false advertising and public nuisance lawsuit.

Prior to joining Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo, Mr. Sarfati was a litigation associate at Hueston Hennigan in California and at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in New York.

During law school, Mr. Sarfati interned for the Honorable Richard J. Sullivan on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

In addition to being named a James Kent Scholar and a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Mr. Sarfati was the president of the Columbia Antitrust Law and Economics Association, a member of the Columbia Business Law Association, and a member of the Human Rights Law Review.

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J.D., Columbia Law School
B.A., University of California, Irvine


  • 2018, California
    2016, New York
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