David T. Bartels

David T. Bartels

Senior Trial Attorney
Santa Ana, California
888-284-0809 (Toll Free)

David T. Bartels is a Senior Attorney with extensive experience in complex business litigation, securities and government enforcement litigation, banking law, and intellectual property litigation.  Mr. Bartels also has handled numerous investigations in connection with securities, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and antitrust issues, including 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 is a 2000 graduate of McGeorge Law School, where he was #1 in his class after his first year and graduated with the Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award.

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.

Prior to working for the FDIC, Mr. Bartels worked at several large, international law firms, including Fenwick & West LLP and Howrey LLP.

Mr. Bartels served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve from 1990 to 1996

Areas of Practice

  • Complex Business Litigation
  • Securities Litigation
  • Government Enforcement Litigation
  • Banking Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Contract Law
  • Commercial Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit


  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California
    • J.D. - 2000
  • California State University, Long Beach, California
    • B.A. - 1994
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