David A. Robinson,
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David A. Robinson,, Esq.
Firm: Enterprise Counsel Group, A Law Corporation
Address: 3 Park Plaza
Suite 1400
Irvine, CA 92614-8537
Phone: 949-833-8550
Fax: 949-833-8540
E-mail: Contact Us
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Web site: http://www.enterprisecounsel.com
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Mr. Robinson is the founder and senior partner of Enterprise Counsel Group, A Law Corporation (ECG) based in Irvine, California. He is a prominent trial lawyer with numerous high-impact victories. Mr. Robinson specializes in complex business matters and has appeared as counsel or co-counsel in over ten states and numerous federal districts. He serves on the Dean's Council for the Anderson School of Business at the University of California, Riverside. He also serves as an advisor to the Chapman Law School Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, and as an arbitrator on the American Arbitration Association's Commercial Dispute Resolution Panel. He formerly served as a member of the California State Bar Judicial Evaluations Nominations Commission (JNE), Chairman of the Orange County Bar Association Legislative Affairs Committee, member of Chapman Law School's Board of Visitors, Chairman of the Irvine Valley College Foundation, and as Vice-President of Finance and Strategic Planning for the Boy Scouts of America, Orange County Council.

Mr. Robinson's representative defense victories include multiple judgments for a corporate hospital conglomerate wrongfully accused of orchestrating a false arrest, libel and other purported acts of intentional wrongdoing; a unanimous jury verdict in favor of an NYSE-traded silicon chip manufacturer in a multi-million dollar products liability action; a jury verdict exonerating a law firm sued for alleged suppression of free speech rights; a judgment rejecting breach of contract, unfair competition and other tort claims against an association of emergency room physicians; a defense arbitration award, following a 43-day evidentiary hearing, dismissing claims of accounting manipulation and fraud against sellers of vertically-aligned manufacturing businesses; a judgment exonerating an entertainment industry client of fraud, conversion and unfair business practice charges; a judgment exonerating a nationwide manufacturer of freight trailers in a multi-party wrongful death/products liability action; the dismissal of numerous misrepresentation and breach of warranty claims against sellers of various hotel, shopping center and apartment properties; numerous defense judgments against executive wrongful discharge claims; a defense judgment following a four-part trial involving embezzlement, through a "Ponzi" scheme, of hundreds of millions of dollars spread across dozens of sham entities and offshore accounts; and multiple judgments invalidating competitor trademarks.

Mr. Robinson's representative plaintiff victories include multiple judgments quieting title and expunging competing ownership claims to commercial, retail and residential property in both California and Colorado; a jury verdict against a real estate attorney for fraud and malpractice; a judgment validating millions of dollars' worth of disputed preferred corporate stock; a judgment extinguishing disputed easement/right-of-way claims across beach front property; a judgment for fraud and breach of warranties against the seller of an interstate freight shipping business; a judgment for fraud against preserving trade secret information belonging to several ECG clients; the seller of a franchised hotel property near Disneyland; multiple judgments and permanent injunctions enforcing the rights of corporate shareholders, directors and elected governmental officials and to inspect documents, compel special elections and force the resignation of senior corporate managers; a settlement, reached mid-way through trial, awarding the client 100% of a disputed multi-million dollar California lottery prize; a stipulated judgment, entered after the commencement of trial, reforming and enforcing an NYSE commercial lender's recorded security interest in a complex of commercial properties; a settlement awarding the client exclusive title to multiple patents issued in the United States and China; and a settlement establishing a shipyard's right to a 35-year sublease extension.

Mr. Robinson also has extensive experience successfully representing clients in prosecuting and defending shareholder derivative actions, particularly those involving shareholder voting rights, stock buyouts, mergers, acquisitions, corporate control issues and the appointment of provisional corporate directors.

Current Employment Position(s):
President and Founding Partner

Areas of Practice:
Trial Lawyer
Complex Business Litigation
Redevelopment Agency Law
Trade Secrets and Related Unfair Competition Litigation
Real Property Litigation
Insurance Litigation
Employment Litigation
Unfair Competition
Computer Law
Employment/Human Resources Law
Health Care Law
Products Liability/Consumer Litigation
Probate and Trust Litigation
Bar Admissions:
Supreme Court of the United States of America
California
Colorado
U.S. District Court Central District of California
U.S. District Court Northern District of California
U.S. District Court Southern District of California
U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri
U.S. District Court Western District of Washington
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
Education:
University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California, 1982
J.D.

University of California, Riverside, California, 1979
B.A.
Honors: magna cum laude
Major: Political Science and Law and Society

Published Works:
Barnes, Crosby, FitzGerald & Zeman LLP v. Jerome L. Ringler, 212 Cal. App. 4th 172, 2012

Choi v. Orange County Great Park Corp., 175 Cal.App.4th 524, 2009

Ekstrom v. Marquesa at Monarch Beach Homeowners Association, 168 Cal. App. 4th 1111, 2008

Joseph P. Saline v. Superior Court (Commonwealth Energy Corporation), 100 Cal.App.4th 909, 2002

Videotape Plus, Inc. v. Lyons, 89 Cal.App.4th 156, 2001

Before Closing That Killer Deal: Considerations For Negotiating And Drafting Appropriate And Enforceable Arbitration Provisions, UCLA Entertainment Law Symposium (co-authored with Lawrence Mortorff and Richard Chernick), March, 2011

Professional Associations and Memberships:
California State Bar Judicial Evaluations Nominations Commission
Member

American Healthcare Lawyers Association
Member

Orange County Bar Associations, Legislative Affairs Committee
Past Chairman

Federalist Society, Orange County Republican Lawyers' Association

American Bar Association

Past Employment Positions:
Justice Joseph R. Grodin, California Supreme Court, Intern, 1982 - 1983

Pro Bono Activities:
Active Supporter, Boy Scouts of America
Volunteers as an Assistant Scoutmaster
Birth Information:
1957
West Practice Categories:
Business & Commercial, Consumer Protection, Employment, Health Care, Insurance, Litigation & Appeals, Probate & Estate Administration, Products Liability, Real Estate
Profile Last Updated:
4/29/2014

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