David W. Kesselman

Partner
Location:
Manhattan Beach, California
Phone:
310-307-4555
Email:

David W. Kesselman is a Partner of Kesselman, Brantly & Stockinger LLP.  Prior to founding KBS, Mr. Kesselman was a partner in the highly regarded antitrust and litigation boutique, Blecher & Collins, P.C., in Los Angeles. He began his legal career at the international law firm, Jones Day.  Mr. Kesselman has represented plaintiffs and defendants in complex litigation matters including: antitrust, unfair competition, business tort, copyright, class action, and employment cases. Mr. Kesselman has significant trial experience and has argued cases in both federal and state appellate courts. He has also provided antitrust counseling and compliance advice to corporations. He was selected as a Southern California Rising Star every year from 2005 to 2013, and has been named a Southern California Super Lawyer for his expertise in antitrust law from 2015-2019.

For many years, Mr. Kesselman has served as an adjunct professor of law at Loyola Law School, where he has taught courses in U.S. and Global Antitrust Law.  He has served on the executive committee for the California State Bar's Antitrust and Unfair Competition section and is a past Chair of the Los Angeles County Bar's Antitrust and Unfair Corporation Section.  He is also a contributing author and editor of the leading treatise in California on antitrust and unfair competition law.

Mr. Kesselman received his J.D. from the University of California, Davis, where he was a member of the law review and received the U.C. Davis Lasky Antitrust Award.  He holds an M.A. from the London School of Economics in International History.  He received his B.A. from the University of California, Irvine, where he majored in political science and served as student body president.

 

Areas of Practice

  • Antitrust and Trade Regulation
  • Business Litigation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Class Actions

Education

  • University of California, Davis School of Law, Davis, California
    • J.D. - 1999
    • Honors: • U.C. Davis Lasky Antitrust Award
    • Law Review: U.C. Davis Law Review, Member
  • The London School of Economics
    • M.A. - 1995
  • University of California, Irvine
    • B.A. - 1994

Published Works

  • "Hope for Antitrust Regulation,” Column in Los Angeles Daily Journal, May 21, 2019
  • “The civility and decency of a legal titan: Maxwell M. Blecher,” Op-ed in Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal (March 20, 2018)
  • Vertical Price-Fixing: Why California’s Per Se Rule Against Resale Price Maintenance Is Actually Good For Businesses and Consumers: Plaintiff Perspective, Competition; The Journal of the Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section of the State Bar of California (Fall 2013) (co-author with Trevor V. Stockinger)
  • California Business Law: Business And Professions Code Section 17200, Chapter 16 in California Antitrust & Unfair Competition Law (Revised), The Antitrust and Unfair Competition law Section of the State Bar of California (2009-2019) (co-author and co-editor with Jordan Ludwig)
  • Health Industry, chapter in California Antitrust & Unfair Competition Law (Revised), The Antitrust and Unfair Competition law Section of the State Bar of California (2013-15) (co-editor with Majed Dakak of updated chapter)
  • "Changing Channels," Op-ed in Los Angeles Daily Journal, October 30, 2007 (co-author with Maxwell M. Blecher)
  • Contributing author and editor of the leading treatise in California on antitrust and unfair competition law

Classes/Seminars

  • Adjunct Professor, Antitrust Law, Loyola Law School (2009 - 2013, 2016-2019)
  • Adjunct Professor, Loyola Law School, teaches courses in U.S. and Global Antitrust Law (2012)
  • Lecturer, Business Law, California State University, Northridge (2010)
  • Antitrust Law, Loyola Law School, 2017

Honors and Awards

  • Southern California Super Lawyer, 2015 - 2019
  • Rising Star Super Lawyer, 2005-2013

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • California State Bar’s Antitrust and Unfair Competition Section, Executive Committee and Advisor
  • Los Angeles County Bar’s Antitrust and Unfair Corporation Section, Past Chair and Executive Committe Member
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Blecher & Collins, P.C., in Los Angeles, Partner
  • Jones Day