Education

The Pennsylvania State University

B.A., English and Philosophy, 2001, with honors and with highest distinction

University of Missouri School of Journalism

M.A., Journalism and Mass Communication, 2006

Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

J.D., 2009, Magna Cum Laude, Order of the Coif

Bar Admission

Arizona

David N. Ferrucci

Associate

Prominent Assignments

David Ferrucci focuses his practice on commercial litigation, intellectual property law, First Amendment/media litigation, and appellate advocacy. He represents clients in matters involving breach of contract claims, unfair competition claims, racketeering defense, defamation and libel defense, and various intellectual property matters, including trademark and trade dress infringement claims.

David has a national media and First Amendment litigation practice, having litigated claims on behalf of individuals and entities in Georgia, Illinois, and Arizona. David has represented both companies and public entities facing First Amendment claims or issues; individuals and businesses seeking to manage and protect their online reputations; and citizens targeted by so-called “SLAPP” lawsuits arising out of their public petitioning activities.

In one such case, David successfully defended the author of a “cyber-gripe” website, securing summary judgment on all claims, including claims for trademark and trade dress infringement, unfair competition, and state and federal racketeering claims. That ruling was affirmed on appeal to the Ninth Circuit, with David serving a principal author of the Ninth Circuit Briefs.

Professional Involvement

  • State Bar of Arizona
    • Intellectual Property Section Executive Council Member
  • Admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Arizona
  • Admitted to practice in the United States District Court, District of Arizona 
  • Admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Publications/Presentations

  • Co-Author with David G. Bray, Top 3 Unanswered Questions in Arizona Non-Compete Law, Arizona Attorney, September 2012.
  • Co-Author with Gary L. Birnbaum, Proposition 207, Condemnation Summit, October 19, 2012
  • Co-Author with Gary L. Birnbaum, The Relationship of the Attorney and the Expert Appraisal Witness, Condemnation Summit, May 4, 2012
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