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David Ajalat

David Ajalat

Lecturer in Law

Last Updated: Friday, May 19, 2017

Telephone: (310) 883-6434
699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

David Ajalat is an associate in the Cooley Business department and a member of the firm's Emerging Companies practice group. He joined the firm in 2015 and is located in the Los Angeles office.
Ajalat's practice covers a broad range of general corporate, securities, and transactional matters, including venture capital financings, corporate reorganizations, public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and other financing and liquidity events. He represents private and public companies across many industries, including social media, e-commerce, digital media, software, Internet infrastructure, virtual reality, professional services, and life sciences.
Prior to joining Cooley, Ajalat was an associate at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP in San Francisco.
Ajalat earned his JD from USC, where he graduated Order of the Coif. During law school, he externed for the Honorable Alex Kozinski of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He obtained his BA in Business Administration from Loyola Marymount University.
Ajalat is a member of the State Bar of California.


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June, 2017

“Economics of Legal History.” In The Oxford Handbook of Law and Economics, Vol. 3: Public Law and Legal Institutions, edited by Francesco Parisi. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017.

Edward McCaffery
June, 2017

“Taxing Wealth Seriously.” Tax Law Review 70 (2017): 305.

Edward Kleinbard
June, 2017

“Reinventing Business Taxation: The Dual Business Enterprise Income Tax,” posted to SSRN.