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David A. Householder

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Senior Counsel

David Householder practices in all areas of business and commercial litigation, including real estate, entertainment, intellectual property and business management disputes. He is a senior counsel to the firm, having been admitted to practice law in 1988. He is also admitted to practice in the United States District Courts in the Central, Northern and Southern Districts of California.  

Mr. Householder previously worked in the Los Angeles office of the international law firm of Jones Day and at Hill, Wynne, Troop & Meisinger, specializing in entertainment and business litigation. He was also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Whittier Law School in Costa Mesa, California, teaching intellectual property law, including trademark and unfair competition.

Mr. Householder is originally from Lewistown, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1978. He earned a master’s degree in literature from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1985 and his law degree from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, where he served as a member and editor on the Hastings Law Journal, and graduated cum laude in 1988 with American Jurisprudence Awards in Contracts and Torts. 

Practice Areas       

  • Business Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Entertainment Litigation


  • University of California Hastings College of Law, JD, 1988
    • Hastings Law Journal, Editor and Member
    • American Jurisprudence Award
    • Graduated Cum Laude
  • University of California, Los Angeles, MA, 1985
  • Franklin & Marshall College, BA, 1978
    • Graduated Cum Laude


  • California Bar, 1988
  • US District Court, Central (1989), Northern (2014) and Southern (2003) Districts


  • “The Progress of Knowledge:  A Reexamination of the Fundamental Principles of American Copyright Law,” 14 Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Journal 1 (1993)