David Handelman has had extensive experience in both corporate matters and complex transactions in digital media, broadcasting, entertainment and leisure and the Internet. His practice has included corporate acquisitions and financing (both debt and equity), mergers and the formation of several significant joint ventures. He is also experienced in intellectual property matters and foreign trade.

Previous Experience:
• Senior vice president and general counsel, Fox Incorporated. Fox is the parent company of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Fox Broadcasting Company and Fox Television Stations, Inc. In addition to the legal affairs of this diversified company, David Handelman was responsible for government affairs. He was with the company from 1974 to 1994.

• Of Counsel, Troy & Gould. Handled complex transactions involving financings, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and licensing of rights to digital media, Internet websites, satellite and cable programming, DVD distribution, video games, amusement parks, film distribution and book publishing. 1994-2005.

Previously David Handelman was general counsel of an investment banking firm in New York City, and prior to that he had been associated with a New York law firm and also with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

Civic Activities:
David Handelman is a member of the board of directors of the Los Angeles Police Department Memorial Foundation, and is also a member of the board of directors of the KCRW Foundation. Previously he was a member of the board of directors of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.

Co-author, Chapter 12, “Directors’ and Officers’ Liability Insurance,” in Advising and Defending Corporate Directors and Officers, California Continuing Education of the Bar (1998, updated 2004).


University of Pennsylvania (A.B., 1959; Honors Degree). Harvard Law School (J.D. 1962).

Contact Information

Phone: 310.556.7994 • Email: davidhandelman@davidhandelman.com

600 Bonhill Road
Los Angeles CA 90049