David Thomas Bartels

David Thomas Bartels

Lawrence Bartels LLP
  • Business Law, Securities Law
  • California, California, California 2000
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Summary

David T. Bartels is an experienced business attorney, representing businesses, and their officers and directors, in government enforcement actions, class actions and complex commercial litigation, as well as transactional and regulatory issues.

His experience includes securities and government enforcement litigation, complex commercial litigation, and intellectual property litigation. Mr. Bartels advises corporate directors and defended individuals, companies, underwriters, financial institutions and accounting firms in shareholder class action and derivative lawsuits, merger and acquisition disputes and in proceedings before the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) and the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”). Mr. Bartels also has managed numerous internal investigations in connection with securities, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and antitrust issues for clients in the technology, healthcare, automotive and financial sectors.
In addition, Mr. Bartels has advised political action committees, business entities, and campaign committees on campaign finance, ethics and election law issues.

Before starting his own firm, Mr. Bartels spent over three years with a boutique law firm in Orange County focused on high-stakes litigation and business and transactional advice. From 2010 to 2013, Mr. Bartels was with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, as a senior attorney in the FDIC’s Professional Liability & Financial Crimes Section, where he investigated and pursued potential claims against former officers, directors and professional advisors responsible for significant losses at failed banks.
Prior to working for the FDIC, Mr. Bartels worked at large, international law firms, including Fenwick & West LLP and Howrey LLP.

Practice Areas
  • Business Law

    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes

  • Securities Law

Additional Practice Areas
  • Securities Litigation and Government Enforcement Defense
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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California
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California 2000
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United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
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United States District Court for the Central District of California
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United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
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United States District Court for the Northern District of California
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United States District Court for the Southern District of California
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Professional Experience
Lawrence Bartels LLP
Current
Senior Attorney
Callahan & Blaine
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Senior Attorney
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Professional Liabiltiy & Financial Crimes Section
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Senior Associate
Howrey LLP
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Associate
Fenwick & West LLP
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Education
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
J.D. (2000)
Honors: Order of the Coif; Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award; Traynor Society; American Jurisprudence Awards: Antitrust, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law.
Activities: McGeorge Law Review, Articles & Symposium Editor; Vis International Moot Arbitration Competition
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California State University - Long Beach
B.A. (1994)
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Professional Associations
California State Bar  # 209449
Member
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Contact & Map
Lawrence Bartels LLP
7700 Irvine Center Dr
Suite 800
Irvine, CA 92618
Telephone: (949) 346-4646