J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School
B.A., Yale University
David Schecter is a litigator and trial lawyer who handles complex business, entertainment and intellectual property disputes. David has substantial experience with jury and bench trials in state and federal courts in California, and has represented clients in numerous appeals in the U.S. Supreme Court, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and California Courts of Appeal. He also has significant experience representing high-profile artists, entertainers and athletes, including Mötley Crüe, Smokey Robinson, Nile Rodgers, NBA players and PGA tour professionals.
David has an excellent track record of getting results for his clients. Recently, he was lead trial counsel for Relator Brian Markus in the high-profile False Claims Act case United States, ex rel. Brian Markus v. Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc., et al., which Bloomberg Government called one of the top five federal contracts cases to watch. The case settled during trial on April 27, 2022, with defendants agreeing to pay $9 million to settle the False Claims Act claim and to pay additional confidential amounts for attorneys’ fees and to resolve a separate dispute between the parties.
Prior to joining Miller Barondess, David was a litigation associate at Jones Day and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Marilyn L. Huff in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California.
David received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania in 2010, where he was a senior editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. During law school, David played professional lacrosse for the Philadelphia Barrage in the MLL. David received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Yale University in 2006.
Civil Rights Litigation