David Ko

Seattle

1201 Third Avenue, Suite 3200
Seattle, Washington 98101 

P: 206.623.1900
F: 206.623.3384

 

 

David practices in the firm’s nationally recognized Complex Litigation Group where he represents retirement plans, institutional investors, ESOPs, and individuals in federal and state courts across the country. David has experience in all phases of litigation, including trial and appeal, and focuses on cases involving breaches of fiduciary duty under ERISA, securities violations, investment mismanagement, and consumer protection violations. He has made substantial contributions to several multimillion dollar recoveries against some of the largest corporations in the country.

David was also part of the trial team that objected to a proposed $8.5 billion settlement brought by the Bank of New York Mellon in an effort to resolve Bank of America’s liability arising out of Countrywide’s issuance of mortgage-backed securities. The arguments raised by Keller Rohrback in an eight week trial in New York Supreme Court were the only objections sustained by the Court.

David also recently represented Super Bowl 49 ticket holders who purchased but did not receive their tickets as promised from various ticket brokers who engaged in short-selling, including filing the first class action arising out of this widespread and deceptive practice.

Prior to joining the firm, David completed a two year clerkship for the Honorable Ricardo S. Martinez, U.S. District Judge in the Western District of Washington.

David is past President of the Korean American Bar Association of Washington, and a 2014 Fellow of the Washington Leadership Institute.


Bar and Court Admissions

2006, Washington
2010, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
2010, U.S. District Court for North Dakota
2011, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
2016, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan


Education

University of Washington – B.A., 2002, History and Political Science 

Seattle University School of Law – J.D., cum laude, 2006; National Order of the Barristers 

University of Washington School of Law – LL.M., 2007, Taxation


Professional and Civic Involvement

Washington State Bar Association, Member

King County Bar Association, Member

Korean American Bar Association, Board Member

Asian American Bar Association, Member

National Center for Employee Ownership, Member


Articles and Presentations

Speaker, National Center for Employee Ownership Annual Conference, Fundamentals of the Repurchase Obligation (Denver, CO, 2017)

Speaker, National Business Institute, Legal Ethics: Top Attorney-Client Mistakes (Seattle, WA, 2016)

Speaker, National Business Institute, Title Law: Ethics (Seattle, WA, 2016)