David Knotts is a partner in the San Diego office of Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP. He focuses his practice on securities class action litigation in the context of mergers and acquisitions, representing both individual shareholders and institutional investors. Knotts has been counsel for shareholders on a number of significant recoveries in the Delaware Court of Chancery, including the groundbreaking cases In re Rural/Metro Corp. Stockholders Litig. (RBC v. Jevis) (nearly $105 million total recovery, judgment affirmed by the Delaware Supreme Court) and In re Del Monte Foods Co. S’holders Litig. ($89.4 million).
Prior to joining Robbins Geller, Knotts was an associate at one of the largest law firms in the world and represented corporate clients in various aspects of state and federal litigation, including major antitrust matters, trade secret disputes, unfair competition claims, and intellectual property litigation.
Knotts has been recognized for his pro bono work, receiving the Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services from The State Bar of California. He was also named to the Casa Cornelia Inns of Court for his work representing unaccompanied minors in asylum hearings in federal immigration court.
Knotts earned his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Cornell Law School and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh, majoring in Finance.