David I. Gindler

Partner at Milbank LLP

David I. Gindler

David I. Gindler

Partner at Milbank LLP

Biography

David Gindler serves as managing partner of Irell & Manella LLP. His practice focuses on intellectual property litigation and licensing, with an emphasis in complex patent litigation. While nationally recognized by Chambers USA for his expertise in life sciences matters, David’s work spans a broad array of industries and technologies. He has achieved extraordinary trial outcomes for both plaintiffs and defendants, including a $302 million verdict for breach of a research and license agreement, as well as defeating a $217 million damages claim where liability had already been established in an earlier trial handled by a different law firm.

David has represented both established and emerging commercial and nonprofit organizations, including Genentech, Biogen, ZOLL Medical Corporation, CooperVision, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, PDL BioPharma, Aon Corporation, Arizona State University and City of Hope.

David was one of the principal trial lawyers in City of Hope v. Genentech, in which Irell & Manella LLP obtained a $302 million compensatory damages award for failure to pay royalties owed on patents relating to fundamental technology that helped create the biotechnology industry. This award was upheld by both the California Court of Appeal and the California Supreme Court. It is the largest jury verdict ever affirmed in a published California appellate decision.

With a national practice, David has litigated cases in various U.S. district courts, including the Southern and Northern Districts of California, the Eastern District of Texas, the Southern District of New York, the District of Massachusetts, the District of Delaware, the District of Oregon, the Western District of Washington, the Western District of Pennsylvania and the District of Minnesota, among others. He also supervises litigation with an international dimension, collaborating with legal partners across the globe in complex cross-border patent disputes.

David is an active supporter of the nonprofit performing arts community. He currently serves as chairman of the board of directors Antaeus Theatre Company. He is also a member of the board of directors of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Master Chorale and Beth Morrison Projects. His wife, Kiki Ramos Gindler, serves as president of the board of directors of Center Theatre Group, the largest nonprofit theater organization in the country. She is also a member of the board of directors of the Los Angeles Opera and the Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County (commonly referred to as the Music Center).

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Irell & Manella LLP

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Southern California

Number of Boards

7

Number of Awards

3

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Former Attorney at Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison LLP

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Former Chair, Governance at Los Angeles Philharmonic Association

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Executive at Los Angeles Philharmonic Association

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Former Chair, Education at Los Angeles Philharmonic Association

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Executive at Los Angeles Philharmonic Association

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Partner at Irell & Manella LLP

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Vice Chairman at Los Angeles Master Chorale

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President & Chief Executive Officer at The Music Center

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Chair, Governance at Los Angeles Philharmonic Association

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Executive at Los Angeles Philharmonic Association

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Former Attorney at Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison LLP

Emphasis in business, real estate, sports law, products liability, construction and banking litigation.

Education
JD
Class of 1984

UCLA School of Law is the youngest top law school in the nation. After more than 60 years, our school has never felt bound by outmoded ideas of how law should be taught or studied. Instead, beginning in the 1950s, UCLA created its own tradition - a tradition of innovation.

BA in Philosophy & Economics
Class of 1981

Pomona College offers curriculum in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. It was founded in 1887 and it is headquartered in Claremont, CA

Memberships
Member
Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Member
Current

The mission of the Los Angeles County Bar Association is to meet the professional needs of Los Angeles lawyers and advance the administration of justice.

Career History
Partner
2019 - Current

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP is a global law firm that has provided legal solutions to many of the world’s corporate transactions and litigation. The firm’s transactional capabilities includes capital markets, corporate finance and transactions, project finance, acquisition finance, and other major fields of law practice. Milbank litigation teams resolve disputes involving mergers and acquisitions, proxy battles, financings and securities offerings, intellectual property, white-collar crime, and corporate restructurings, among others.

Development
Current

Los Angeles Philharmonic Association engages in the promotion of orchestra, bands, and other entertainers. The company was founded by William Andrews Clark Jr. in 1919 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.

Managing Partner
Prior

Founded in 1941, Irell & Manella LLP provides legal services. They provide services in the areas of alternative dispute resolution, antitrust, appellate art, aviation, corporate securities, employee benefits, executive compensation, entertainment, environmental, high-tech, entertainment and intellectual property transactions.

Boards & Committees
Director
Prior

Center Theatre Group provides entertainment services. The firm offers preeminent arts and cultural programs. The company was founded by Gordon Davidson in 1967 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.

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$1M - $5M
2019

Center Theatre Group provides entertainment services. The firm offers preeminent arts and cultural programs. The company was founded by Gordon Davidson in 1967 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.

$5,000 - $10K
2019

The Geffen Playhouse (or the Geffen) is a not for profit performing arts theater owned and operated by University of California Los Angeles. It is located in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. Originally named the Westwood Playhouse, UCLA purchased the property in 1993. UCLA's then chancellor, Charles E. Young, appointed Gil Cates (founder and former president of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television) Producing Director. The theater was renamed in 1995 after media mogul David Geffen donated $5 million, one of the largest philanthropic donations ever made to an already constructed theater.

$33K +
2018

Center Theatre Group provides entertainment services. The firm offers preeminent arts and cultural programs. The company was founded by Gordon Davidson in 1967 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.

Political Donations
$500
2006

Founder at Carter Global LLC

$500
2006
Awards & Honors
Court Admission: US Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Court Admission: US Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
Admitted to the United States Supreme Court
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