David C. Walton

Partner

“I consider myself extremely fortunate to work with such talented and aggressive professionals who are tireless in fighting corporate wrongdoing.”

Dave Walton specializes in pursuing financial fraud claims. Utilizing his background as a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner, he has helped Firm clients recover billions of dollars in class and individual securities litigation against some of America's largest corporations.

Dave Walton is a partner in the Firm’s San Diego office and a member of the Firm’s Executive and Management Committees. For over 20 years, he has prosecuted class actions and private actions on behalf of defrauded investors, particularly in the area of accounting fraud. He has investigated and participated in the litigation of highly complex accounting scandals within some of America's largest corporations, including Enron ($7.2 billion), HealthSouth ($671 million), WorldCom ($657 million), AOL Time Warner ($629 million), Countrywide ($500 million), and Dynegy ($474 million), as well as numerous companies implicated in stock option backdating.

Walton is a member of the Bar of California, a Certified Public Accountant (California 1992), a Certified Fraud Examiner, and is fluent in Spanish. In 2003-2004, he served as a member of the California Board of Accountancy, which is responsible for regulating the accounting profession in California.

Walton has been named a Southern California Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine for the past two years. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from the University of Utah and earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Southern California Law Center, where he was a staff member of the Southern California Law Review and a member of the Hale Moot Court Honors Program.

Professional Affiliations

Bar of California

Certified Public Accountant, California 1992

Certified Fraud Examiner

California Board of Accountancy, Member, 2003-2004

Honors & Awards

  • Super Lawyer, 2015-2016

Education

University of Southern California Law Center, J.D., 1993

  • Staff member, Southern California Law Review
  • Member, Hale Moot Court Honors Program

University of Utah, B.A., 1988, Accounting

Admissions

  • California
  • United States District Courts for the Northern, Central and Southern Districts of California
  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
David C. Walton

Office

San Diego
T: (619) 231-1058
F: (619) 231-7423