David served as an extern for Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye of the Supreme Court of California. In his role, he conducted legal research on California law, drafted memos and analyses of opinions, and presented reviews of certiorari petitions at weekly staff meetings. His experience also includes having served as a law clerk for the Major Crimes Division of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, where he assisted prosecutors in the Robert Durst murder trial.
He is also a senior research fellow at the California Constitution Center, a nonpartisan academic research center dedicated to the study of the state constitution and high court. His scholarly work has been published in the Los Angeles Daily Journal, The Recorder, blog posts, and law review articles.