David T. DiBiase
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David T. DiBiase
Firm: Anderson, McPharlin & Conners LLP
Address: 707 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 4000
Los Angeles, CA 90017-3623
Phone: (213) 236-1618
Fax: (213) 622-7594
E-mail: dtd@amclaw.com
Web site: http://www.amclaw.com

Position Areas of Practice Bar Admissions
Education Published Works Affiliations
Lawyer Profile:

Mr. DiBiase's undergraduate work was done at the University of Southern California from which he graduated with honors in 1970. He was admitted to the California Bar in 1973 after graduating from the UCLA School of Law. Since joining the firm in 1974, Mr. DiBiase has worked in several insurance defense specialties, including fidelity claims and litigation; attorneys and other professional liability defense, including directors & officers; and insurance claims practices (bad faith) litigation. He is a member of and has presented numerous papers to the Fidelity & Surety Law Committee and the Standing Committee on Lawyers' Professional Liability of the American Bar Association, the Professional Liability Underwriters Society (PLUS), the International Association of Defense Counsel, the National Bond Claims Association, the Fidelity Law Association, and the Surety Claims Institute. He is a former chair of the Fidelity and Surety Law Committee of the American Bar Association, and is an ongoing member of the Defense Research Institute.

Mr. DiBiase's publications include the update to the Annotated Bankers Blanket Bond (1982), the National Institute on Fidelity Bonds (1983), and the National Institute on Financial Institution Bonds (1989). He participated as well in Financial Institution Bond (1995, 2003 and 2008) and Commercial Crime Policy (1996 and 2006) programs and presented papers to the Surety Claims Institute (1997 and 1998), the Fidelity Law Association (1997, 2008 and 2011), and the National Bond Claims Association (1998). Mr. DiBiase participated in the Consumer Attorneys of Southern California Mock Trial of the "Complex Lawyer Malpractice Case" in 1997, and in 1999 was chair on the mock trial of complex loan loss case at the mid-winter meeting of the IADC. He has also prepared and presented papers at ten mid-winter or annual meetings of the American Bar Association.

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Current Employment Position(s):
Of Counsel

Year Joined Organization:
Areas of Practice:
Fidelity Claims and Litigation
Professional Liability Defense, including Lawyers and Insurance Agents/Brokers
Directors & Officers Coverage and Litigation
Insurance Claims Practices (Bad Faith) Litigation
Insurance Coverage Claims & Litigation
Bar Admissions:
California, 1973
U.S. District Court Central District of California
U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court Northern District of California
U.S. District Court Southern District of California
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, Los Angeles, California, 1973
J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
Law Review: Participant

University of Southern California, 1970
Honors: With Honors

Published Works:
Annotated Bankers Blanket Bond, 1982

National Institute on Fidelity Bonds, 1983

National Institute on Financial Institution Bonds, 1989

Financial Institution Bond, 1995; 2003; 2008

Commercial Crime Policy, 1996

Fidelity Law Association Journal, 2008

Fidelity Law Association Journal, 2011

Updated Commercial Crime Policy, 2006

Professional Associations and Memberships:
American Bar Association
Member and Former Chair, Fidelity & Surety Law Committee

American Bar Association
Member, Standing Committee on Lawyers' Professional Liability

National Bond Claims Association

Surety Claims Institute

Defense Research Institute

Professional Liability Underwriters Society

Fidelity Law Association

Los Angeles County Bar Association

Eastern Bond Claims Review

West Practice Categories:
Bad Faith Insurance, Criminal Law, Estate Planning, Family Law, Insurance Law, Fidelity, Guarantee & Surety, Title Insurance, Litigation & Appeals, Professional Malpractice Law, Real Estate Law

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