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Datev "Dave" Shenian

Senior Counsel
fax +1 213.488.1178

Datev ‘Dave’ Shenian represents clients in a variety of business and commercial litigation matters including trade secrets, commercial law, business fraud, unfair business practices, contracts, real estate and creditor’s rights.

Dave’s experience includes pre-trial litigation, trials, and appeals in state and federal courts, judicial and private arbitration, mediation, and administrative proceedings in matters ranging in size upwards of multimillion-dollar disputes. Dave represents financial institutions, manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, service providers, professionals, real estate investors, and others.

Dave successfully represents his clients in complex contract and commercial disputes which are accompanied by business fraud and unfair practice claims, claims of breach of fiduciary duty and intentional interference with business relations. With the emergence of technology as an invaluable resource for businesses, large and small, Dave focuses his core practice on misappropriation of trade secrets. Technology makes it easier for competitors, employees, insiders and others to access and acquire highly confidential and proprietary information which can be used to unfair compete against the owner of the trade secrets. This trend has also been accompanied by another, employers and businesses who sometimes overreach in charging former employees and others with misappropriation of trade secrets, raising concerns about restraint of trade, unlawful in California. The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to increase litigation over misappropriation of trade secrets, as working from home has become the norm. Furloughs and layoffs have created perverse financial incentives to steal data despite cybersecurity measures, and innocent access or use of electronic data for work is misconstrued as misappropriation. Dave is well-poised to help clients on both sides of these claims as they arise.

Dave is committed to helping clients by providing them with efficient, creative, and effective representation to resolve their legal matters. Intelligently aggressive in litigation, he strives to maximize the results for his clients.


B.A., cum laude, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
J.D., University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, Los Angeles, California

State Bar Licenses


Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
U.S. District Ct., C.D. of California
U.S. District Ct., N.D. of California