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David L Anderson

David L Anderson
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Biography • Business Crime Defence

David L Anderson, a partner in Sidley’s San Francisco office, is a trial lawyer who represents clients in their most important and sensitive matters. Over the past two decades, he has represented some of the country’s leading public companies, including, AT&T, Chevron, Facebook, Genentech, Juniper Networks, STMicroelectronics and Wells Fargo.

As a federal prosecutor from 1998 to 2002, and again from 2008 to 2010, Mr Anderson successfully represented the government in some of its most noteworthy prosecutions in Northern California over that time. In United States v Charles W McCall, Mr Anderson successfully prosecuted the board chairman of a well–known public company for his participation in a revenue-recognition scheme that resulted in more than $8 billion in shareholder losses and a 10-year prison sentence for the defendant. From 2008 to 2010, Mr Anderson served as first assistant US Attorney for the Northern District of California.

One year after graduating from Stanford Law School in 1990, Mr Anderson served as a law clerk to Justice Anthony M Kennedy of the United States Supreme Court. He also clerked for Chief Judge J Clifford Wallace of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and Judge George H Aldrich of the Iran-US Claims Tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands.

Mr Anderson received his JD (Order of the Coif) from Stanford Law School in 1990 – where he was note editor of the Stanford Law Review – and a BS (with honors) from San Jose State University. Admissions include: US Supreme Courts; various US Court of Appeals; various US District Courts; and California.


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