David J. Robbins

David J. Robbins

Senior Associate
San Francisco

Email david.robbins@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +1 415 374 2324

Fax +1 415 374 2499

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

David Robbins collaborates with teams of lawyers across multiple Hogan Lovells offices to drive strategic and practical solutions for clients. A senior associate in our San Francisco office, David embraces his role as a legal advocate. Typically, his clients face lawsuits alleging defects in widely sold products or high-stakes class actions, and they turn to David and his colleagues for sharp legal advocacy and smart solutions based on an understanding of practical business goals.

David is familiar with a variety of areas of substantive law, from tort and consumer protection claims to constitutional and jurisdictional issues, and knows that his ability to grasp the complexities and nuances of the law is critical to developing winning arguments. The experience David gained in public relations and social media marketing before he entered law school helps steer his creative and persuasive approach as a lawyer today.

David has assisted in securing client dismissals from multiple federal drug product liability lawsuits; dismissals of a global medical device manufacturer from multiple federal product liability lawsuits; dismissal of an automotive manufacturer from a federal putative class action relating to product warranties; dismissal of constitutional and jurisdictional challenges in state court to the policies of a major state service provider; affirmance in a federal court of appeals of a dismissal based on forum non conveniens; and dismissal of a federal putative class action brought under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

While in law school, David's passion for advocacy led him to the final round of the University of Pennsylvania Law School's annual moot court competition. As one of four finalists out of more than 70 participants, he argued before judges from the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fourth and Sixth Circuits and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Education and admissions


J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2013

B.A., Stanford University, with distinction, 2008

Bar admissions and qualifications


District of Columbia

Court admissions

U.S. District Court, District of Columbia

U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

Representative experience

Represent toll road operator in the defense of putative class action under federal and state constitutions, and consumer protection and tort laws.

Represent global medical device manufacturer and its U.S. subsidiary in the defense of product liability lawsuits in multiple U.S. jurisdictions.

Counseled clients on compliance with federal and state laws and regulations concerning their products, such as Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.

Provided product liability advice on corporate deals and acquisitions, and crafted sections of merger and stock purchase agreements to reduce product liability risk.

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