David J. Partida

Partida David
David Partida's practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, and he has litigated a broad range of commercial disputes, including breach of contract; theft of trade secrets; defending against class action suits; non-competes and other employment suits; government and internal investigations; acquisition-related disputes and other deal-related litigation; and board- and shareholder-related disputes.

In addition to his experience in both criminal and civil trials in federal and state courts, David has significant experience in all phases of litigation. This includes developing pre-litigation strategy and maneuvering; all manner of discovery issues; motion practice and dispositive motions; pre-trial and post-trial matters; and settlement issues.

David maintains a robust pro bono practice, including representing numerous asylum seekers in a broad range of proceedings; drafting amicus briefs on behalf of non-profit organizations; and representing prisoners in a class action against the Riker’s Island prison facilities for pervasive mistreatment. He has also represented a nonprofit entity in various matters, including negotiating a settlement in a vendor dispute.

During law school, David was heavily involved in the mediation clinic and served as a mediator for various small claims courts in New York City, as well as for a private, nonprofit organization. He also served as an editor on the Columbia Law Review.

Related Practices



  • J.D. Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar Columbia University School of Law 2012
  • Staff editor, Columbia Law Review
  • B.A. Program of Liberal Studies, Political Science University of Notre Dame 2009

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California