David Schack is a trial lawyer who focuses his practice on nationwide insurance coverage litigation and counseling for policyholders. For over 30 years, he has handled complex, high-stakes insurance coverage matters for a variety of clients across many industries recovering millions of dollars. He also litigates other business disputes, with an emphasis on real estate-related matters.
In the insurance coverage area, David has helped business and individual policyholders resolve significant insurance coverage disputes throughout the U.S. through negotiation and litigation. He has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of clients. These complex disputes have involved many types of insurance policies, including commercial general liability, directors and officers, errors and omissions, employment practices liability, first-party property, fidelity/crime, motion picture/television liability, professional liability, products liability, aviation, tour/event interruption and cyber risks.
David’s clients range from Fortune 500 companies to high-net worth individuals. He has handled insurance coverage matters across a wide range of industries including manufacturing, apparel, retail, footwear, construction, finance, banking, investment advisory, entertainment, music, sports, aviation, healthcare, professional services and many others. He has been involved in insurance coverage matters in high-profile litigation and for some of the most well-known businesses, entertainment companies, musicians and sports figures.
In addition, David’s business litigation experience in the real estate area includes the representation of commercial property owners, developers, commercial landlords and tenants on a variety of claims.
Regardless of the client or challenge at hand, David remains committed to providing proactive, thoughtful and personalized legal counsel. He brings a profound level of intensity to solving high-stakes and complex problems for his clients.
David is admitted to practice before the Bar of California, Bar of Idaho, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, United States District Court for the Central District of California, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and United States District Court for the Northern District of California.
Professional and Community Involvement
Member, American Bar Association Litigation Section and Insurance Coverage and Corporate Counsel Subsections
Member, Association of Business Trial Lawyers
Member, ProVisors Entertainment I
Speaker, various insurance and complex litigation
Southern California Super Lawyers, 2006-2022
Who’s Who in America, 2015-2020
The Best Lawyers in America, 2019-2020, 2022-2024
Master, Pepperdine Straus American Inn of Court for Dispute Resolution, 2018-19