David Mesa Receives Best Lawyers Under 40 Award

Sedgwick News
September 2017

Sedgwick LLP is pleased to announce that San Francisco attorney David Mesa has been selected by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) as one of only 18 attorneys nationwide to receive its Best Lawyers Under 40 Award. The award recognizes individuals within the Asian Pacific American legal community under the age of 40 who have achieved prominence and distinction in their respective fields and who have demonstrated a strong commitment to Asian Pacific American civic or community affairs.

“We are pleased that David has been recognized with this prestigious and well-deserved award,” Sedgwick chair Michael Healy said. “David is the complete package — he is a strong legal advocate, a natural business developer and a respected leader in the community. He has demonstrated success and professionalism in the practice of law and an unwavering commitment to the Asian Pacific American community.”

Mesa is a litigator in Sedgwick’s Life Sciences Practice Group, defending major drug and medical device manufacturers in complex product liability litigation in multiple-state jurisdictions. He represents Fortune 1000 companies and manages cases in all phases of the litigation. He also counsels his clients in regulatory compliance and communications with federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and state pharmacy boards. 

In addition to his successful law practice, Mesa has continuously been committed to serving the Asian Pacific American community, including currently serving his third year on the Board of Governors for NAPABA and as the president-elect for the National Filipino American Lawyers Association (NFALA). He is also co-chair of Sedgwick’s Inclusion and Diversity Committee in the San Francisco office.

Mesa will be receiving his award at the 2017 NAPABA Convention to be held in Washington, D.C., in November. NAPABA represents the interests of over 50,000 attorneys and over 80 national, state and local Asian Pacific American bar associations. While in Washington, D.C., he will also be sworn in as president of NFALA.