David J. Habib, Jr.
David J. Habib, Jr., is a graduate of Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, where his academic concentration was corporate and international business law. Upon graduation, he was awarded an honorary position at the Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Chief Justice, United States Supreme Court, Washington, D.C.
Following his assignment at the U.S. Supreme Court, Mr. Habib served as Staff Counsel for the Arabian American Oil Company (now “Saudi Aramco”), where he lived and worked both in the United States and abroad. At Aramco, he was responsible for billions of dollars worth of infrastructure development projects, as well as the company’s worldwide procurement activities and its compliance with U.S. and foreign regulatory schemes.
After leaving Aramco, Mr. Habib spent ten years as team leader with a consortium of international trading and project management companies engaged in both public and private sector projects in the Middle East, Europe, Africa, China, and Mexico. In this capacity, he oversaw execution of major trading, investment and development projects, and the export of approximately $100 million of dollars worth of goods and services from the United States.
Mr. Habib entered private practice in 1997, and maintains offices in Westlake Village, California. He represents U.S. and foreign clients in connection with a wide range of commercial, real property and international trade related matters, International Commercial Arbitrations, and complex business litigation. He has been Chair of a California State Bar approved MCLE program on Legal Aspects of International Trade, an Instructor in International Trade & Risk Management for the University of California, Santa Barbara, Extension Program, and is Adjunct Professor of International Business Law at Santa Barbara City College. Mr. Habib is a member of the California State Bar, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and the Southern California Regional District Export Council, served as a member of the United States Department of Commerce Foreign Commercial Service Promotion Review Board (2005), and is a recipient of the World Trade Centers Association World Trade Service Award. Mr. Habib is a member of the Board of Directors of the Thousand Oaks Library Foundation.