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. Before 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, District of Columbia Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

U.S. District Court, District of Columbia

Representative experience

Represented a global pharmaceutical company in a multidistrict class-action litigation regarding drug pricing, antitrust, and RICO claims

Represented a leading national university in class-action litigation for claims arising out of a medical study

Represented a technology startup during government investigation regarding user privacy and data security

Represented two wrongfully incarcerated individuals in civil rights action for violations of their constitutional rights

Represented death row inmates in Arkansas and Mississippi in post-conviction proceedings

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