David Koch has been recognized as one of the Top 100 lawyers in the Mountain States. He is a trial lawyer with extensive experience representing clients in business, real estate, and intellectual property litigation. David has litigated recent cases involving real estate ownership disputes, business ownership and licensing issues, and construction and contracting matters. David has successfully tried numerous cases in Nevada and California and has argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Before founding Koch & Scow LLC, David began his career with O’Melveny & Myers LLP in Newport Beach, California. David was also a partner at Turner Green Afrasiabi & Arledge LLP in Costa Mesa, California and opened the firm’s office in Las Vegas, Nevada.
David’s skills and reputation have been recognized in being selected as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in the Mountain States and being named to the “Nevada Legal Elite” list since 2009.
Professional Qualifications, Awards, and Activities
Admitted to practice in Nevada and California, United States District Courts in California, Nevada, and Washington D.C., and in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Top 100 Lawyers in Mountain States: Super Lawyers 2015, 2018, 2020, 2021
Super Lawyers – Mountain States: 2010-2021; Southern California 2005-2007
Nevada Legal Elite – Nevada Business Magazine: 2009-2021
Chairman – J. Reuben Clark Law Society, Las Vegas Chapter
University of Chicago Law School, J.D. with honors
Brigham Young University, B.A. Finance,
summa cum laude
Recipient of “Honored Student” award (faculty selection as top undergraduate student in Marriott School of
Obtained $33.6 million judgment against former corporate insiders in securities fraud litigation based on claims of wrongfully issued shares and stock dilution.
Represented prominent software company in a dispute over authorship of source code for proprietary law enforcement software.
Obtained complete dismissal of trademark infringement and trade dress claims brought against clients in federal court in Nevada.
Obtained award of 1.1 million shares of disputed stock after
Represented plaintiff in patent litigation over computer encryption methods for secure data transmission.
Represented real-estate developer in lawsuit over architectural designs of $56 million residential structures.
Recent Publications and Presentations
“Digital Rights Management Today” – Clark County Bar Communique, Nov. 2007
“Trademark Litigation: Litigating Domain Names” – Las Vegas, Nevada Presentation Spring 2007
“New to Nevada Law” – Clark County Bar Communique,
“Clipping Coupons: The Class Action Fairness Act” Orange County Lawyer Magazine, July 2005
“Cutting Off California State Court Class Actions Before They Start” (Co-author) Association of Business Trial Lawyers Report, Orange County, 2001
Before attending law school, he earned a master’s degree in tax accounting, which provides additional depth and perspective in serving clients’ needs.
Prior to forming Koch & Scow, Steve began his career with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, LLP in the firm’s
Costa Mesa, California office.
Professional Qualifications and Activities
Admitted to practice in all Nevada and California state courts, United States District Courts in California (Central District), Nevada, and in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Director – J. Reuben Clark Law Society, Las Vegas Chapter
Member of American Bankruptcy Institute
J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, J.D.
Order of the Coif, magna cum laude
Marriott School of Management, Brigham Young Univ., M.S. Tax, with distinction
Brigham Young University, B.S. Accounting, B.A. Russian,
Kearns v. Transamerica Home Loans (In re Kearns), 314 B.R. 819 (9th Cir. BAP 2004) (affirmed by 9th Cir., 201 Fed.Appx. 473)