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David J. Koob

David J. Koob

Senior Counsel

David Koob is an experienced trial attorney who defends clients in complex product liability, multidistrict litigation, premises, and other general liability matters.

In more than 20 years as a litigator, David has tried hundreds of cases in jurisdictions throughout the United States, in both state and federal courts and in administrative and regulatory proceedings. He has represented both public entities and private business enterprises. He has served as national counsel for several large corporations – including national restaurant chains, a national provider of residential security services, and a national real estate development and management company – managing their litigation dockets across the country.

Serving in the Office of the Minnesota Attorney General, David managed civil and regulatory matters for various Minnesota state agencies. David has also represented plaintiffs in product liability matters and defended clients facing criminal charges.

In 2022, David was appointed by Minnesota Governor Tim Walz to serve as a Commissioner on the Minnesota Racing Commission. He also works as a statistician for the Minnesota Vikings Radio Network, and volunteers with Valley Athletic Association, a non-profit youth sports organization.

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1999
  • Minnesota, 2000

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota


  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., 1998

    Dean’s List

    Civil Rights Moot Court Competition Team

  • California Polytechnic State University, B.A., 1995

    Major: Political Science

    Dean’s List

    Vice-President, Student Government

Professional Associations

    • Defense Research Institute
    • Minnesota State Bar Association
    • Hennepin County Bar Association
    • Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association
    • Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers
    • National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association


    • The National Black Lawyers Association
      —Top 100, 2023
    • Minnesota Racing Commission
      —Commissioner, 2022 – 2027

Recent News, Events and Blogs

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Speaking Engagements

  • “General Counsel Roundtable: Top of Mind Issues for 2023,” Moderator, NBA Gateway to Success Conference, April 2023
  • “Leveraging Social Media Against Claims, from First Report to Jury Selection,” Presenter, ACC Minnesota, June 2022
  • “Liability Prevention; How Action vs. Inaction Can Make A Difference,” Presenter, Minnesota Multi Housing Association, 2021
  • “Risk Assessment and Risk Management,” Presenter, The Risk Management Society, 2020

Judicial Clerkships

  • Minnesota Court of Appeals, Honorable Gary L. Crippen
    —Law Clerk, 1997 – 1998
  • Minnesota District Court, Honorable Pamela G. Alexander
    —Law Clerk, 1998 – 2000