Professional Biography

David P. Chiappetta Partner

  • San Francisco

    D +1.415.344.7076

    F +1.415.344.7050

    San Francisco

    505 Howard Street, Suite 1000

    San Francisco, CA




David Chiappetta is a partner in the firm's San Francisco office. With over twenty years of legal experience, his practice primarily involves the litigation of complex commercial disputes, with a focus on antitrust and unfair business practice claims, class actions, contract and partnership disputes, intellectual property matters and professional responsibility claims. David has also litigated significant disputes involving California’s environmental policies, including the State Water Project and Proposition 65 (the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act).

David also has extensive experience counseling clients on issues relating to antitrust law and trade regulation.  He has represented clients before federal and state government enforcement agencies in relation to mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and investigations.  In handling these matters, David is able to provide significant insight into the mindset of a government regulatory body, having spent four years prosecuting cases for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

Professional Recognition

  • Inner West Law Society Prize for Litigation, Sydney, Australia
  • Thomson Legal and Regulatory Limited Prize for Litigation, Sydney, Australia

Professional Leadership

  • Law Institute of Victoria, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member

Related Employment

  • Office of the Washington State Attorney General, Antitrust Division, Law Clerk, 1993 - 1994
  • United States Navy, Pensacola, FL, Commissioned Officer, 1989 - 1994





Areas of Focus

Bar and Court Admissions

  • California

  • New York

  • District of Columbia

  • Australia (Solicitor)

  • Supreme Court of the United States

  • Supreme Court of New South Wales, Sydney Registry

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California

  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

  • Supreme Court of California

  • Court of Appeals of California

  • Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia

  • Court of Appeals of New York


  • University of Washington School of Law, J.D.,
    with honors, Order of the Coif, Moot Court Honor Board
    , 1994
  • Willamette University, B.A., 1989


  • Hebrew