David M. Gao

David Gao contributes to all of the firm’s practice areas, specifically real estate, business and litigation matters.

Mr. Gao’s accomplishments and awards include:

  • Co-Editor in Chief of the UCLA Asian Pacific American Law Journal that focuses on the legal, social and political issues affecting Asian Pacific American communities
  • Extern for Hon. Judge Roger Benitez, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • Team Member of the Sanela Diana Jenkins Clinic on Gender Violence in Eastern Congo, conducting research to assist villages that suffered mass rape attacks
  • Intern, UCLA Athletics Compliance Department
  • Editor in Chief of the New University newspaper at UC Irvine
  • Participant in the El Centro Legal Asian Americans Advancing Justice Citizenship Clinic

He is active in the following association:

  • BIA Y-Gen, the emerging young professionals council of the San Diego Building Industry Association (BIA)

Mr. Gao is conversationally fluent in Mandarin Chinese. He is a pianist, craft beer enthusiast, and vinyl record collector.

Professional Associations

Hecht Solberg Robinson Goldberg & Bagley LLP
2015 - present

Bar Admissions

California Bar, 2016

Education

University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law
Juris Doctor, 2015

University of California, Irvine
Bachelor of Arts, Literary Journalism, 2011
Minor in History