David Gabor is a shareholder at Weintraub Tobin. David is a trial lawyer. In his trial practice, David represents clients in all aspects of litigation from trial to appeal. A notable trial victory was for a charitable organization seeking to preserve tax-exempt status on their property. David’s trial and appellate victory resulted in significant changes to tax collection procedures and practices to the benefit of charities state-wide. Another notable trial victory was in an intensely fought two-year easement dispute where he represented a group of top entertainment industry figures who sought – and obtained – increased access to their properties.
David has litigated intellectual property, government contracts, tax, trademark, copyright, trade secrets, insurance and environmental and entertainment issues, among others. He has tried cases in the contract real estate, tax, bankruptcy and partnership areas.
David has practiced law for over 20 years. He is a graduate of UCLA School of Law, where he served as an editor of the UCLA Law Review. He began his legal career at Latham & Watkins and was a partner at McDermott, Will & Emery. From the earliest stages of his career, he advised sophisticated clients on corporate governance, contracting and compliance issues.
Over the course of his career, David has had an exemplary history of success:
Entertainment, Media, and Adverting Law:
Writings and Recognitions:
David is the author of “Deaccessioning Fine Art Works: A Proposal for Heightened Security,” 36 UCLA L.Rev. 1005 (1989). While at UCLA, he was the Associate Editor of the UCLA Law Review and a member of the Moot Court Honors Program.
David publishes regularly in the fields of advertising law and litigation, art law and proposition 65 matters.
David has been an invited speaker at both UCLA and USC Law Schools and is a mentor to UCLA law students. He has been recognized as a Southern California Super Lawyer in 2007 & from 2009-2017.
J.D., University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, 1989
B.A., cum laude, Vassar College, 1986
“Buckyballs” and The Perils of Challenging Federal Powers Of Advertising RegulationKind Bar or Clif Bar: A Transparent Trade Dress DisputeTweet, Tweet, Sue, Sue: Corporate Twitter Feeds and The Lanham ActRegulation Creep In The Nanny State:The Proposed Not-So-Safe-Harbor Enactment In Proposition 65 Advertising RegulationsThe Proposed Not-So-Safe Harbor Enactment In Proposition 65 Advertising RegulationsNo E-Smoking Please, We Are European!New Trends in Proposition 65 Litigation – 2014Red Rothko: Confidentiality Agreements in the World of Big ArtProposition 65 – Twenty-Seven Years Later And Still No Observable EffectThe Long Lashes of the Law: Fed Circuit Rejects Nation-wide Application of California § 17200What Are You Smoking? Notes on the Increase in State and Local Regulation of E-Cigarettes
Southern California Super Lawyer, 2007, 2009-2017