David M. Liu


Los Angeles – Orange County, CA
D 562.245.8405


Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA

Juris Doctor, May 2001 | Staff Member & Editor, Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review


University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Dual Masters: Master of Social Work & Master of Science in Gerontology, May 1997


California State University, Long Beach, CA

Bachelor of Arts in Social Work, June 1994


David M. Liu is a Partner at Freeman Mathis & Gary's Los Angeles - Orange County office. David represents and counsels clients—including individuals, companies (including Fortune 500 companies), international transportation providers, banks and financial institutions—in complex commercial litigation, class actions; misappropriation of trade secrets; partnership, investor and shareholder disputes; business torts; contract claims; real property disputes; and federal government’s forfeiture actions for real property. 

  • He secured a CIPP/US from International Association of Privacy Professionals in May 2022.
  • Analyze and counsel on data breach laws across states. Provide legal guidance to bank on actions to protect interests in licensed states in potential data breach matter. 
  • Prevailed on several motions for summary judgment, including securing motion for interlocutory judgment in a recent partition action involving real property valued at $4M on behalf of national bank.
  • Won motion to be relieved from deemed admissions for an e-commerce client with nationwide presence.
  • Negotiated settlement with former client to obtain full amount of unpaid fees due after filing suit and nearly obtaining ex parte writ of attachment.
Bar Admissions


Publications & Engagements
  • Co-authored Respondent’s Brief in Theuson v. U-Haul Int’l, Inc., 144 Cal. App. 4th 664 (2006) which affirmed trial court’s favor of client.
  • Assisted in preparing successful Brief in Opposition in United States Supreme Court, Phar-Mor, Inc., v. McKeson Corp., No. 08-938 (certiorari denied), an Ohio bankruptcy litigation that was appealed to the Supreme Court.
  • Bar and Court Admissions: California state and all federal courts in California
  • Member, International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
  • Member, Los Angeles County, Long Beach and Orange County Bar Associations