David Fortney is a skilled litigator focused on a wide variety of complex practice areas, including securities litigation, financial services litigation, insurance, business torts and employment. David also has extensive transactional law experience, and approaches his litigation matters with significant business acumen.
David Fortney has experience in a wide variety of complex practice areas, including securities class actions and derivative litigation, business torts, unfair competition, insurance, and bankruptcy. Mr. Fortney also has transactional law experience including mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt offerings, healthcare regulatory matters and energy law. This familiarity with transactional practice provides Mr. Fortney with a nuanced understanding of complex business disputes and securities law matters, allowing him to identify and focus efficiently on key matters within a dispute. Mr. Fortney’s broad practice enables him to draw upon many areas of knowledge in order to craft “out of the box” solutions not available to overly-specialized practitioners.
Prior to founding Ogloza Fortney LLP, Mr. Fortney was an associate with Latham & Watkins LLP, where he practiced with both the corporate and litigation departments, focusing primarily on securities litigation and complex business torts. Mr. Fortney has represented numerous companies as well as individual directors and officers in securities class actions and derivative litigation, breach of contract disputes, fraud claims, unfair competition actions and a variety of insurance matters. Among other accomplishments, Mr. Fortney helped secure the complete dismissal of numerous securities law actions, and was a member of a team that secured a complete victory, on summary judgment, in a $3 billion securities fraud matter on behalf of a major technology company.
In addition to his time at Latham & Watkins, Mr. Fortney has served as counsel to an energy law firm headquartered in Austin, Texas and to a litigation boutique in San Francisco.
Mr. Fortney received his B.A. from the University of Virginia and his J.D. from the University of Texas at Austin, where he served as an Articles Editor for the Texas Law Review. He is licensed to practice in California and Texas.