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OVERVIEW

David P. Schack
Partner

Los Angeles

2029 Century Park East
Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90067

P 310-284-3873

F 310-284-3894

OVERVIEW

David P. Schack
Partner

Los Angeles

2029 Century Park East
Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90067

P 310-284-3873

F 310-284-3894

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.

OVERVIEW

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

Honors

Southern California Super Lawyers, 2006-2020

Who’s Who in America, 2015-2020

The Best Lawyers in America, 2019-2020

Master, Pepperdine Straus American Inn of Court for Dispute Resolution, 2018-19

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Experience
  • Represented oil company in obtaining multi-million payment of defense fees under multiple directors and officers liability policies.
  • Represented publicly traded company in health care industry in seven-figure recovery of settlement payment and defense costs in derivative action under general liability and directors and officers policies.
  • Represented media company and founder in coverage and fad faith litigation resulting in seven-figure recovery under aviation policy after seizure of private jet by governmental agency.
  • Represented publicly traded apparel company in substantial recovery of defense fees and costs in connection with trademark and related claims in the U.S. and Europe under general liability policies.
  • Represented publicly traded footwear company in substantial recovery under patent and trademark coverages in connection with litigation in the U.K.
  • Represented officers and directors of hospitality company in multi-million recovery under directors and officers liability policy in connection with derivative action.
  • Represented publicly traded company in recovery of defense costs and settlement payments in connection with securities class action and derivative action.
  • Represented world-renowned musical artists in recoveries under tour interruption policies.
  • Represented publicly traded Chinese company in obtaining recovery of substantial defense fees and costs arising from multiple class actions, derivative action and governmental investigations.
  • Represented computer leasing company in arbitration resulting in substantial payment under private company D&O policy liability for litigation costs arising from underlying business dispute
  • Represented property owner in substantial recovery under first-party property policy for fire and water damage to premises and contents.
  • Represented various companies in obtaining recoveries under fidelity and crime policies for employee embezzlement and other defalcations.
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