David Rutan

David Rutan

Associate
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David Rutan represents clients in complex business cases, including disputes with international implications, such as foreign real estate developments and international distribution agreements. He has experience with shareholder and partnership disputes, fraud, real estate and land use disputes, breach of contract, unfair competition, trade secret disputes and employment disputes.

David Rutan represents clients in complex business cases, including disputes with international implications, such as foreign real estate developments and international distribution agreements. He has experience with shareholder and partnership disputes, fraud, real estate and land use disputes, breach of contract, unfair competition, trade secret disputes and employment disputes.

David’s representative experience includes:

Entertainment

  • Represented a former entertainment industry executive in an action to enforce her rights against her former employers
  • Represented former executive of major entertainment conglomerate in action against former employer
  • Representing plaintiff company in litigation arising out of the purchase of a film and television library out of bankruptcy
  • Defended several entertainment-related clients against allegations of personal and professional misconduct

Corporate and Business Litigation

  • Represented co-founder and former president of a privately held corporation in a suit against the corporation and its board of directors after the client was unlawfully removed as a director and officer. Opposed two motions for summary judgment before the matter settled
  • Represented luxury eyewear designer in dispute with the designer's European distributor
  • Defended a corporation and president of the corporation in a shareholder dispute regarding an international real estate development
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CREDENTIALS
Education
  • J.D., University of California, Irvine School of Law, 2016
    Staff Editor, UC Irvine Law Review
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Syracuse University, Maxwell School of Citizenship, 2013
Bar Admissions
  • California