David S. Victorson

David S. Victorson

Washington, D.C.

Email david.victorson@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +1 202 637 2061

Fax +1 202 637 5910

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

David Victorson helps his clients navigate complex civil litigation matters with a particular focus on class actions. He has experience with all stages of class action litigation, including motions to dismiss, motions to certify a class, motions for summary judgment, and class action settlements.

He represents clients across major industries, including pharmaceutical companies, automobile manufacturers, research universities, and technology startups. He has experience with a wide range of areas of substantive law, including antitrust, RICO, products liability, consumer protection, and government investigations.

In his pro bono practice, David focuses on the preservation and expansion of civil rights. His cases include the safeguarding of anti-discrimination laws and the representation of defendants facing capital punishment in post-conviction review. David has co-authored briefs in state and federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court.

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, David served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Chief Judge Solomon Oliver, Jr., of the Northern District of Ohio. While in law school, he represented indigent criminal defendants in trial and on appeal, and advocated on behalf of students in rural South Africa for their national government to provide transportation to and from school. Prior to law school, David worked in the creative department of a major Los Angeles feature film studio where he helped develop stories for production.

Awards and recognitions


Class Action & Mass Torts, Rising Star
Super Lawyers

Education and admissions


J.D., Harvard Law School, 2016

M.F.A., University of Southern California, 2009

B.A., University of Southern California, 2006

Bar admissions and qualifications

District of Columbia

New York

Court admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

U.S. District Court, District of Columbia

Representative experience

Drafted an amicus brief on behalf of client in a U.S. Supreme Court civil rights and civil liberties case.

Representation of death row inmates in Texas and Arkansas.

Representation of criminal defendant in Massachusetts Appeals Court.*

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

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