David A. Handzo is a trial lawyer. He is a Fellow of the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers, and has served as lead counsel in dozens of jury and bench trials. Fortune 500 companies seek Mr. Handzo’s representation in cases all over the nation in state courts, federal district courts, bankruptcy courts, the Court of Federal Claims, the Court of International Trade and before the United States Copyright Royalty Judges. He has secured important victories for clients across a range of cases, and has particular experience in class actions and complex commercial disputes representing companies in the content, media, entertainment, and hospitality industries.
Mr. Handzo has been recognized by Washington DC Super Lawyers for multiple years in the area of Business Litigation. He is AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell’s highest peer recognition for ethical standards and legal ability. He is a member of the firm’s Complex Commercial Litigation, Class Action and Content, Media & Entertainment Practices. In 2013, he was listed by BTI Consulting as one of its “Client Service All Stars,” an unsolicited award based on client feedback on a combination of unusual legal talent and business acumen. Mr. Handzo also maintains a substantial pro bono practice, regularly representing indigent defendants in serious felony cases.
In addition to his practice at Jenner & Block, from 1984 to 1988, Mr. Handzo served as a staff attorney in the trial division of the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia.