David G. Hagopian

Partner, Orange County
dhagopian@cdflitigation.com
(949) 622-1661
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Clients Should Know: Serves on and advises many nonprofit boards

Favorite Teams: Boston Red Sox/USC Trojans Football

In My Spare Time, I Mostly: Work out, spend time with family, read and write

If I Wasn't A Lawyer, I'd Be: A business executive

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About David

For more than 25 years, David G. Hagopian has successfully advanced the litigation goals of both business clients and employers.

Hagopian routinely represents businesses in putative class actions and complex business disputes involving business fraud, breach, and related claims (e.g., fraud, fraudulent transfer, negligence, negligent misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract/implied covenant, interference/inducing breach, and conversion); consumer claims (e.g., unfair competition/business practices, misleading advertising, consumer legal remedies, telephone consumer protection, fair debt collection, and other consumer protection statutes); securities and other investment-related claims (FINRA and other arbitrations, broker/dealer liability, and securities fraud); government investigations and related claims (e.g., federal/ state/ local investigations and false claims act); trade secrets and related claims (e.g., trade secrets, unlawful competition/business practices, misappropriation, and breach of confidentiality agreements); failed businesses/business deal claims (e.g., failed M&A deals, shareholder /partner/ member disputes, accounting, shareholder derivative actions); real estate claims (e.g., breach of note, impairment of security, foreclosure, partition, commercial landlord-tenant lease disputes, and ADA/disability access); and insurance coverage claims (e.g., duty to defend, duty to indemnify, declaratory relief, and bad faith).

Hagopian also mounts the strongest possible defense for employers in cases covering the entire employment relationship, including putative class action and single/multiple plaintiff matters for alleged wage and hour violations, wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, failure to accommodate, failure to engage in the interactive process, breach, defamation, and employment torts. In addition, he regularly counsels employers, audits employment handbooks as well as policies and procedures, and recommends best employment practices.

Hagopian creates proactive and preventative strategies focusing on risk management to reduce and limit risk at the front end and uses strategic practice management tools to reduce legal spend at the back end.

Hagopian received his law degree from the University of Southern California where he graduated Order of the Coif. He also graduated from the University of California, Irvine, magna cum laude, phi beta kappa, distinguished student scholar, and recipient of many intercollegiate speech and debate awards including four national rankings. He is the author of several articles and also has edited or contributed to several books on a wide variety of legal and cultural issues.

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Education

University of Southern California, J.D., 1989

  • Order of the Coif

University of California, Irvine B.A., magna cum laude, History; Minor Classical Greek, 1985

  • Phi Beta Kappa Society
  • Distinguished Student Scholar
  • Commencement Speaker
  • University Scholar

Written Opinions

YTY Industry Sdn. Bhd. v. Dow Chemical Company 2008 WL 4184649 (C.D. Cal. August 29, 2008)

First State Ins. Co. v. Superior Court 79 Cal.App.4th 324, 94 Cal.Rptr.2d 104 (2000)

Rohr Industries, Inc. v. First State Ins. Co. 59 Cal.App.4th 1480, 69 Cal.Rptr.2d 872 (1997)

California State Electronics Assn. v. Zeos International Ltd. 41 Cal.App.4th 1270, 49 Cal.Rptr.2d 127 (1996)

Professional Affiliations/Leadership/Awards

Member, Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Orange County Chapter, 2017

Civic Activities

Extensive community participation in various civic and nonprofit organizations.  These include serving on steering committees, boards, refocusing committees, and/or officer selection committees of three California nonprofit religious corporations.

Pro Bono

Represented International Church of the Foursquare Gospel in investment litigation brought by former members

Represented Bay Area Rescue Mission and advised board of directors regarding separation of former officer and other high-ranking employee

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