David R. Williams

David Williams is a litigation associate in the Newport Beach office of Hueston Hennigan LLP. His practice focuses on complex litigation and internal investigations.

Mr. Williams began his legal career at Hogan Lovells in San Francisco. He earned his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and was an Editor of the Virginia Law Review. He also served as an extern for the Honorable William T. Thurman on the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Utah. Mr. Williams completed his undergraduate studies at Utah State University with a B.S. in English, Literary Studies.

Mr. Williams also has a robust pro bono practice, having represented a United States citizen who had deportation proceedings wrongfully initiated against him before the Ninth Circuit, and a death row inmate in an Eighth Amendment challenge against the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Representative Matters

  • International Arbitration: Represented Western Digital and its subsidiary SanDisk in high profile a multi-billion dollar international arbitration against Toshiba, ultimately resulting in a favorable settlement.
  • Wildfire Litigation: Defended Southern California Edison against dozens of lawsuits involving thousands of plaintiffs over the December 2017 Southern California wildfires.
  • Confidential Telecommunications Dispute: Defended a major accounting against a lawsuit by a television station alleging professional negligence and breach of fiduciary duty over the station’s unsuccessful participation in an FCC spectrum auction
  • Confidential Partnership Dispute: Represented a tech entrepreneur in an action against his former partners who wrongfully froze him out of the company.

David R. Williams

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University of Virginia (J.D., 2016) Editor, Virginia Law Review

Articles Editor, Virginia Environmental Law Journal

Utah State University (B.S., 2013, English, Literary Studies) magna cum laude



United States Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit

United States District Court Central and Northern Districts of California