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Kesselman Brantly Stockinger LLP

1230 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 400, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Visit: https://www.kbslaw.com

Phone: 310-307-4555

Licensed Since: 1999

Education:University of California Davis School of Law

Practice Areas:

  • Antitrust Litigation (50%)
  • Business Litigation (40%)
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (10%)

Q Attorney Profile

David W. Kesselman is a partner in the law firm of Kesselman Brantly Stockinger LLP in Manhattan Beach, California.  Mr. Kesselman specializes in antitrust, unfair competition, business, and intellectual property litgiation matters. He represents companies and individuals, both as plaintiffs and defendants, in state and federal courts throughout the United States.  Mr. Kesselman also handles matters for clients in arbitration.  In addiotion, he provides antitrust counseling and compliance services.  He has also been retained to handle internal investigations for a large, public institution.     

Mr. Kesselman earned his law degree from the University of California, Davis.  He holds a master\'s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Scioence.  He received his bachelor\'s degree from the University of California, Irvine, where he served as student body president.  

In addition to his law practice, Mr. Kesselman serves as an adjunct professor at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, where he has taught courses in antitrust law for many years.  Along with sharing his legal knowledge through teaching and lecturing, Mr. Kesselman has for many years co-authored and edited various chapters in the leading treatise in California on antitrust and unfair competitoin law.  He has published articles in the Los Angeles Daily Journal and elsewhere, and he has provided commentary as a leading authority in antitrust law.     

Mr. Kesselman is a member of various professional organizations (American Bar Association, the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, and others).  He has served as a member of the executive committee for the State Bar of California\'s antitrust and unfair competition section (and currently serves as an advisor).  He is a former past Chair of the Los Angeles County Bar Association\'s antitrust and unfair business practices section, and he continues to serve as a member of the executive committee.    

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About David Kesselman

Admitted: 1999, California

Professional Webpage: http://kbslaw.com/david-kesselman/


  • UC Davis Lasky Antitrust Award
  • In 2020, Mr. Kesselman had the distinction of being selected by his peers as one of the top 100 Super Lawyers in Southern California., Top 100: Southern California Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2020
  • Southern California Super Lawyer, 2015-2020
  • Rising Star Super Lawyer, 2005 - 2013

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • California State Bar’s Antitrust and Unfair Competition Section, Executive Committee, Member
  • American Business Trial Lawyers Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar's Antitrust and Unfair Competition Section, Executive Committee, Member
  • Los Angeles County Bar’s Antitrust and Unfair Corporation Section, Vice Chair
  • American Bar Association

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Adjunct Professor of Law, U.S. and Global Antitrust Law, Loyola Law School (Spring 2012)
  • Adjunct Professor, Antitrust Law, Loyola Law School (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, upcoming 2016)
  • Lecturer, Business Law, California State University, Northridge (2010)
  • Vertical Price-Fixing: Why California’s Per Se Rule Against Resale Price Maintenance Is Actually Good For Businesses and Consumers: Plaintiff Perspective, Competition: The Journal of the Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section of the State Bar of California (Fall 2013) (co-author with Trevor V. Stockinger)
  • California Unfair Competition Law (Business & Professions Code section 17200), chapter in California Antitrust & Unfair Competition Law (Revised), The Antitrust and Unfair Competition law Section of the State Bar of California (2009-2014) (co-author and co-editor with Jordan Ludwig of updated chapter)
  • Health Industry, chapter in California Antitrust & Unfair Competition Law (Revised), The Antitrust and Unfair Competition law Section of the State Bar of California (2013-14) (co-author and co-editor with Majed Dakak of updated chapter)
  • “Changing Channels,” Op-ed in Los Angeles Daily Journal, October 30, 2007 (co-author with Maxwell M. Blecher)
  • Speaker, Antitrust, Privacy and Unfair Competition Law 101, 88th Annual Meeting of the State Bar of California (Oct. 9, 2015)
  • Speaker, Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law from A to Z, 87th Annual Meeting of the State Bar of California (Sept. 13, 2014)
  • Panelist, The Contest Behind the Contest: Antitrust and Personal Rights of Sports, Los Angeles County Bar, Antitrust and Unfair Competition Section (May 23, 2014)
  • Keynote Speaker, Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review Symposium on Antitrust Law, Loyola Law School (Spring 2012)
  • Panelist, Advanced Principles: UCL Standing and Class Certification, State Bar of California Golden State Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Institute (October 21, 2010)

Educational Background:

  • University of California, Irvine, B.A., Honors: Student Body President, 1994
  • London School of Economics, M.A., 1995

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